at Severna Park

Tours & Events
Severna Park.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Young Toddler (18 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

144 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122
Danielle Brown
Guidepost Montessori at Severna Park is enrolling children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Our classrooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located right off Governor Ritchie Highway at the Earleigh Heights Connector, near Kinder Farm Park.
Danielle Brown . Head of School
Tours & Events

explore our programs.

Our approach is designed to empower each child to achieve independence by combining our hands-on curriculum with personalized learning to create an environment where curiosity flourishes, independence grows, and academic excellence is a natural outcome.

We want your child to see and believe: “I am capable!”

Nido .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
For children ages 16 months to 2.5-3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old

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.

what makes us stand out.

How is the Guidepost Montessori approach different from conventional education?.

At Guidepost, we join with parents on their mission to help their child grow and live well. Together, we design an education to empower each child to build the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needs to craft an independent, flourishing life.

Though there are many differences between the conventional approach and Guidepost, here are some of the most important:

Conventional Education vs Guidepost Montessori
What is the Guidepost Mission?.

At Guidepost, our mission is to support each child in achieving her own independence. To do this, we help her gain the knowledge, build the skills, and craft the personal character she needs to flourish. Above all, our goal is to cultivate joy—in the pursuit of knowledge, in effort applied to work worth doing, in the achievements of herself and others, and in taking the steps to author her own life.

Read more about the Guidepost Mission.

Learn about the key milestones we support—from infancy through high school.

Read more about why we educate for independence, and how we support independence for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age children.

What are the outcomes of your programs?.

Montessori education is known world-wide for having positive impacts on both academics and social and emotional skills.

At Guidepost Montessori, when we design an environment to meet the developmental needs and interests of children alongside personalized care and support, the child can learn advanced skills at an accelerated pace.

Our students, for example, regularly learn to read by the time they’re 4-years-old and can perform all four math operations with 4-digit numbers by the end of their Kindergarten year.

The language and math skills of our kindergartners are on a par with what children in conventional programs learn in 3rd grade or beyond! What’s more, our students learn advanced academics joyfully—while simultaneously developing deep focus, self-discipline, and positive social skills.

Read more about the Guidepost Montessori advanced Language Curriculum in Children’s House.

Read more about the Guidepost Montessori advanced Math Curriculum in Children’s House.

Do your programs include Kindergarten?.

Yes! The third year of our Children’s House program, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds, is the capstone kindergarten year. In this year, the child has been well-prepared to experience an explosion of literacy, learn advanced math concepts, and use her hard-won ability to focus, problem-solve, and persist through challenges to then make advanced gains across the curriculum. Children who continue with Guidepost through Kindergarten are often well-ahead of their peers when they enter 1st grade.

Learn more about the capstone Kindergarten year at Guidepost.

Learn more about the next exciting stage: the Guidepost elementary program.

Following elementary, students continue on to our Montessori middle and high school, the Academy of Thought & Industry: a school that combines a classical liberal arts emphasis on history and great books, and a Montessori emphasis on independence and agency.

How does Guidepost partner with parents?.

At Guidepost, we want to make the best education the best for children and parents. This is why we provide year-round, extended-day programming at no extra cost, enabling consistent and uninterrupted access to the care and developmental support parents expect. We invite you into your child’s world—with daily photo and video updates, regular milestone meetings, and parent-child events that showcase your child’s progress. We work to understand your unique context and needs, so that we can provide support for milestones at home as well as at school.

In everything we do, we strive to cultivate joy as you watch your child grow!

Read about Transparent Classroom, the app that provides a window into your child’s day.

Read about recent family events such as Grandparent’s Day, a cultural celebration, and a spring celebration.

take a peek at our school.

what parents are saying.

Jenni O'Brocki
Dec 6, 2022 on google
We started with Guidepost Montessori Severna Park back when it was SPCC, and we couldn’t have picked a better spot for our family. Our 2 kids love going every morning and are so happy to tell me about their days when I pick them up. We absolutely love it there and can’t recommend them enough!!
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George Smitherman
Dec 27, 2022 on google
My daughter has been attending Guidepost at Severna Park since she was 12 weeks old (and the center was SPCC). She is always happy when I drop her off and pick her up, you can tell that all of the teachers really care for her. Even teachers that are not in her class are very friendly and welcoming when answering the door. The office staff are always there to help and make sure that all families feel welcome. I would highly recommend this school to my friends.
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Dec 23, 2022 on google
It is important as a parent to feel comfortable with the people who are watching your child all day. At Guidepost Montessori at Severna Park, we have been impressed by the relationships the staff has built with our child. He has been going there since he was nine months old and loves being there which speaks volumes. The school is great at updating you about what’s going on in your child’s classroom as well as in the school as a whole. We are so glad that we chose this program as a school environment for our son and can’t wait to continue to see his growth here.
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Adrienne Cappello
Dec 6, 2022 on google
It was almost a year ago when I dropped my one year old off at Guidepost Montessori for the first time. She was a pandemic baby and had never been away from me. I was terrified and so sad to leave her with people I didn’t know, but the staff made us feel so comfortable almost immediately. Since then, my child is beaming and excited when we drop her off and smiling and laughing when we pick her up. She is loved and cared for by the staff and she is learning so much! I can’t recommend this magical, happy, supportive place enough - we are so grateful for Guidepost Montessori at SP!
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Chelsea M
Dec 6, 2022 on google
We love Guidepost Montessori at Severna Park! The staff is wonderful and go above and beyond for the kids and their families! The staff as well as the management team are always open and willing to hear new ideas as well as provide feedback about "my" child's day. We would highly recommend Guidepost Montessori at Severna Park!
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