at Tigard

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Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Young Toddler (14 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 years to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

10540 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223 US
Lydia Copper
Welcome to Guidepost Montessori in Tigard, where we offer a comprehensive range of Montessori programs for children from young toddler through kindergarten. Our mission is to foster each child's individual spirit of inquiry by creating an engaging environment that encourages exploration, discovery, and skill development through hands-on learning experiences.
Lydia Copper . Head of School
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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!”

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.

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what parents are saying.

Marissa K.
Jul 20, 2023 on yelp
Our experience at Guidepost has been exemplary. The staff has felt like an extension of our family. The classroom materials and lessons have had a positive...
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Tammy K.
May 21, 2020 on yelp
So thankful I found guidepost, utterly thankful. My 2.6 year old was going to another daycare pre quarantine. Their school told me they applied for...
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Cc G.
Jul 13, 2022 on yelp
We love this school! Our daughter is in one of the children's house rooms and is very happy there. We've had her at two other preschools before we got into...
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Kellyn Croy
Jul 31, 2023 on google
They are the absolute best. I'm so glad that my son ended up here. They made his transition so smooth, and he (and I) absolutely loves his lead guide in particular. Every staff member we have met is wonderful, and they all interact beautifully with the kids. It's a very open, trustworthy campus. My son is sensitive and the first of my kids to go to school so I was very nervous, but I couldn't be happier! We intend to send our daughter here as well. However, our son was on the wait-list for 11 months so be aware that there may be quite a wait!
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Marissa Rainey
Jul 20, 2023 on google
Our experience at Guidepost has been exemplary. The staff has felt like an extension of our family. The classroom materials and lessons have had a positive and enriching impact on our daughter. Thank you Guidepost!
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Justin Johnson
Aug 6, 2023 on google
We could not be happier with our experience at Guidepost Montessori! Our son has learned so much in the last couple years. The teachers and staff are amazing and this has been a very positive experience.
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Karolis Karalevicius
Jul 21, 2023 on google
Great staff, caring guides, and generally a well run organization that gives so much to the children attending the school. Grateful to have discovered Guidepost.
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