Guidepost Montessori at Somerset

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.

View of Guidepost Montessori at Somerset from the parking lot that shows the two story building with a brick exterior. A fake balcony rests above the entrance door and a branded Guidepost Montessori sign hangs form it. Shrubs and bushes line the building.
121 Pierce St, Somerset, NJ 08873 US

Phone: 732-469-4968
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs For:

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)

Children's House (3 years to 6 years)

Located in the heart of Somerset, NJ, our school is proud to offer a high-quality Montessori education to children ages six weeks to six years old. At Guidepost Montessori at Somerset, we believe that children learn best in a nurturing, supportive environment that encourages exploration and discovery.

Guidepost Montessori at Somerset is located in Somerset, NJ,  and serves surrounding communities including New Brunswick, Edison, Franklin Park, North Brunswick, Hillsborough, Somerville, and Piscataway. Our school is conveniently located on Pierce St. right next to Hilton Homewood Suites Somerset.

Our Montessori program is designed to meet the unique needs of each child, allowing them to learn at their own pace and in their own way. Our teachers are trained to observe and understand each child's individual learning style, and to provide the appropriate materials and guidance to support their growth and development.

In addition to our exceptional educational program, Guidepost Montessori at Somerset is conveniently located near major highways and transportation hubs, making it easy for families to drop off and pick up their children on their way to work or other activities. Our school is also situated in a safe, quiet neighborhood with ample outdoor space for children to play and explore.

Brianna Sainvil, Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Somerset

A Letter from the Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Guidepost Montessori at Somerset. I am thrilled to be a part of this beautiful community of educators and families. I first learned about Montessori education in college and used this methodology at home with my three young children. I love how independent my own children have become, and I want your children to have the same life-defining experience.

I am passionate about our method of teaching, which fully aligns with my beliefs as an educator. Our Montessori-certified teachers (or “guides”) provide children with a great start, and our Somerset community is especially diverse and welcoming.

In my years teaching Montessori education, I learned 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 our “prepared environment:” spaces that are clean, bright, calm, and warm, where children truly thrive.

Montessori education is more than just for preschool-aged children. Older children also benefit from our methodology, and our Children's House provides amazing benefits for learning that set them up for lifelong success. You can learn more about the difference between Children's House and elementary school education here.

Of course, the best way to understand how different we are from other childcare, preschool, and kindergarten options around Somerset is to tour our school and see for yourself. I hope to see you soon!

- Brianna Sainvil, Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Somerset

Take a peek inside our school

Kindergarten-aged children (3 -6 years) are in our Children's House classroom.

Kindergarten-aged children (3 -6 years) are in our Children's House classroom.

Our Nido Classroom for children aged 6 weeks to 18 months.

Our Nido Classroom for children aged 6 weeks to 18 months.

The Toddler Classroom for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

The Toddler Classroom for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

The outdoor playground.

The outdoor playground.

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.

Hear what parents have to say about Guidepost Montessori

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.

young girl sitting at a table in a Guidepost Montessori kindergarten classroom cutting a banana

"Childcare with a high level of order, cleanliness, and safety"

"Guidepost Montessori Somerset has been a gem for our son, and family! If you are looking for childcare with a high level of order, cleanliness, and safety, then do your child a favor and check them out. They also offer a unique take on teaching children life skills and lessons. Our son was safe, secure, and happy while at Guidepost Montessori Somerset, and during a pandemic at that. The teachers, guides, and administrators care so much and it shows in their demeanor, frequent meetings and check-ins with families, and how calm and settled the children are. Very grateful for them and the community they create." - S. Simon, Guidepost Montessori at Somerset Parent.

Three kindergarten-aged school girls enjoy a conversation over glasses of milk, while two other students complete activities behind them in the well-organized Montessori classroom.

"My son doesn't want to leave school"

"If you're looking into Guidepost, you won't be disappointed. This is definitely a great place to have your children. My oldest son is in the mixed-age Children's House class and when I come to pick him up he gets upset and says "He doesn't want to leave." At Guidepost, you will be well taken care of. You will be well at ease knowing that your children are in good hands at Guidepost." - Rachel A. Guidepost Montessori at Somerset Parent.

Children in a well-organized mixed-age Montessori classroom ponder over an activity using blocks of different sizes, classic Montessori classroom materials

"Childcare with a strong foundation "

"Our children enjoy attending Guidepost Montessori at Somerset. They look forward to going to school and love their teachers. We truly appreciate the staff’s diligence in caring for our children and giving them a strong foundation to learn." - Tina A., Guidepost Montessori at Somerset Parent.

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Brianna Sainvil

Assistant Head of School

Ashley Hagerman

Children's House Junior Guide

Miranda Davis

Take a peek at our school

Stay in the loop
 GIF of stills from the Transparent Classroom app which allows you to stay on top of your kids' daily activities in real-time.

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!

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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.

Two preschool aged children completing different in-class Montessori activities.

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.

Three kindergarten-aged school girls and one kindergarten school boy enjoy some laughs while completing a school activity.

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.

One guide watches as two preschool aged students complete a Montessori classroom activity.

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.

Shelves are stacked with colorful paper and organized with classroom tools like scissors, pens, paintbrushes and glue. Students complete work in the background.

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.

 Students gather around a guide on a reading rug as they intake a laptop PowerPoint presentation on metamorphic rocks.

Year-round programming

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.

A teacher helps students learn how to read in a classroom setting, with sticky notes, open laptops and a student on a barstool in the background.

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.

Toddler program at Somerset.
Preschooler drinking water
Kindergarten student working on a puzzle.
Preschooler doing the dishes.
Guide working with an elementary student.
Preschool-aged children working in the garden.
Montessori scale and a preschooler.
Toddler with a bike.
Playground for kindergarten
Preschooler having fun in the playground.
The playground in Somerset, NJ
Toddlers playing together.

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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