Guidepost Montessori at Rockville
Guidepost Montessori develops a fundamental love of learning and equips each child with the knowledge, confidence, and tools needed to reach their highest potential as they grow into independent adults.
Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Young Toddler (18 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 years to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Guidepost Montessori at Rockville is now enrolling children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We are dedicated to educating the whole child, providing much more than just a traditional nursery, daycare, preschool, and elementary education. Learn more about the Guidepost difference and schedule a tour of our school today.
Guidepost Montessori at Rockville is located in Rockville, MD, and serves the communities of Rockville, Potomac, Germantown, and Gaithersburg. Our school sits conveniently off Hwy 28 on Darnestown Rd.
A Letter from the Head of School
Thank you for your interest in our new Guidepost Montessori at Rockville! I first discovered that the methods and philosophies of Montessori are aligned with my own personal and professional beliefs as an educator when witnessing a child being educated at home. Now, I am a true believer in the power of Montessori to transform lives. At our school, we care for the children as if they are our own, and strive to meet individual families’ needs.
I know firsthand how important it is to start kids off on the right foot by encouraging their sense of agency and instilling a love of learning. Starting from nursery-aged infants of just six weeks to preschool and kindergarten children, each age offers its own unique set of developmental milestones, which the Montessori method addresses.
Infants get opportunities to work on their gross motor skills, while older children start exploring materials designed to help them learn to read, write, and do math problems - frequently before the age of four! All of this learning goes on in what we call the “prepared environment:” a space that is clean, bright, calm, and warm, where children truly thrive - and with our guides (teachers) ready to give a helping hand.
Montessori education is for more than just preschool-aged children: kindergarten and elementary school-aged kids also benefit from our methodology, and our Children's House provides impressive benefits for learning. Learn more about the difference between Children's House and elementary school education here.
The best way to understand just how different we are from other nurseries, daycares, preschools, and kindergartens in and around Rockville is to tour our school and see for yourself. I hope to see you soon!
- Casey Farber - Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Rockville
Take a peek inside our school
Our reading nook for toddlers and preschoolers.
The infant and toddler playroom.
The Children's House room for preschool and kindergarten-aged students.
The Children's House room for preschoolers.
Explore Our Programs
What are the Montessori equivalent names for daycare, preschool, and kindergarten? Daycare corresponds to our Nido program, preschool years correspond to our Toddler program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our Children's House program. Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.
For children ages 3 to 6 years old (includes Kindergarten in "capstone" third year of the program)
Changing the world, one student at a time
We are a school where children find the joy in learning — and thus make it possible for them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.
To think mathematically.
To solve problems.
To create things.
To encounter great literature that inspires their character development.
To build themselves as capable, efficacious beings.
To place themselves in history and in society.
To spark meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.
Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each individual child, to help them realize their limitless potential, and the opportunities they will have to create real and lasting change throughout their lifetime.
"My son loves it here!"
"My son loves this school and I do too. Everything is brand new and very clean. The teachers/guides are super friendly and have seemingly endless patience. I feel like my kid has learned a lot since starting here, and he has become more independent as well." - Raven S., Guidepost Montessori at Rockville Parent
" A safe place for our child to grow and learn"
"From the first tour to the parent/teacher conference we have loved our experience so far at Guidepost. The teachers are loving and warm, the admin is professional and caring, and the school is brand new - a great environment to send a child to school for the first time. We were nervous about the transition, but our toddler looks forward to seeing his friends and teachers every day. We feel lucky to have a safe place for our child to grow and learn." -Rebecca K., Guidepost Montessori at Rockville Parent.
"Highly recommend the school!"
Our 2 and 4-year-old kids attend Guidepost Montessori 5 days a week, and we are very pleased with the professionalism, care, daily updates shared on their progress and overall good feeling that we get when we drop off and pick them up each day. Highly recommend the school!
Meet our School Team
We offer regular events to foster a vibrant school community: coffee chats with the school staff, seasonal events to bring our parents, families, and staff together and open houses to share the school community with new families. We look forward to meeting you!
Montessori for Military
We are committed to bridging financial assistance, community, and continuity of education to our nation’s heroes and their families. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.
We can offer a seamless transfer process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30+ of our campuses based in the U.S. are located within 30 miles of military installations and have joined Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program, bridging early childhood tuition assistance to eligible families off-base.
Learn more about Montessori for Military here.
Stay connected to your child's learning
Thanks to our app Transparent Classroom, you get a window into your child’s experience of school daily.
Your child’s Lead Guide will share what your child is learning and what their real-time assessments are - this way you can very closely follow your child’s development throughout the day, months, and years you stay within the Guidepost network. If you transfer from one of our locations to the next, your child’s progress and continuity will be tracked in the app and readily accessible. Read more about Transparent Classroom here.
In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:
- Daily toileting, eating (bottle feeding for infants), and sleeping habits
- Curriculum introduction, progress, and completion
- End of day summary of all activities
- Notes such as bringing in more diapers or a new set of clothes
- Reminders for upcoming classroom events like birthdays, holidays, or special occasions
Interested in becoming a room parent? Let your child's Lead guide know!
What sets us apart from traditional schools
As the largest network of Montessori schools in the U.S., Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. At Guidepost, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.
Education for life
Our education provides the freedom and guidance needed to construct a sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of their development – social, emotional, physical, academic, and beyond.
Deeply individualized learning
Lessons are carefully structured and designed to appeal to each student's level of development and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students increasing responsibility over their learning as they grow.
Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts
Our programming has been designed by leading education experts, and is implemented by passionate, qualified teachers. All of our Lead Guides are required to be AMI, AMS, or PMI Montessori certified and receive ongoing training and professional development.
Carefully prepared environment
At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them. Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.
We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve the whole family, which is why we are committed to very few closures throughout the school year, and offer extended day options for families.
Continuity and mobility
Our schools offer a continuing Montessori education for children as young as 10 weeks through to 18 years old. With a growing network of 100+ schools across the U.S., China and Europe - combined with our virtual and homeschool options - we can support continuity and consistency in your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.
Giving your child the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.
Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.
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