Guidepost
Montessori

at Timber Ridge
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Tours & Events
Timber Ridge.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido (12 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

2550 Timber Ridge Dr, Frisco, TX 75034 US
Feryal Shah Ali
Guidepost Montessori in Timber Ridge is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Frisco, Texas. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Guidepost Montessori is a growing school in the thriving Timber Ridge neighborhood of Frisco off of Teel Parkway and Timber Ridge Drive.
Feryal Shah Ali . 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
Toddler.
For children ages 16 months to 2.5-3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
Guidepost at Home.
For children ages 0 to 12 years old

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.

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Janet Wan
Oct 23, 2023 on google
My baby has been coming here for the past year now in the infant classroom and I cannot say enough good things about the teachers and the staff. We originally picked this place for their small ratio curriculum, and of course had hesitations as a new mom, but guidepost has been one of the best decisions we've made in our parenting journey so far. The teachers genuinely love my son as their own and I can tell by the way they interact with him. He also loves it here too, he started to kick his legs in excitement once we arrive in the morning. Just an example of how much they care - my kid has eczema and also used to not nap very well and his teachers have been so willing to accomodate his creams for his eczema and provides me a daily update on his napping and eating. They get worried or excited themselves on days where he doesn't eat much or if he does. We love this place and will be hopefully coming here for years!
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P M.
Dec 21, 2019 on yelp
Our daughter started going to Guidepost Montessori at Timberridge when she was around 2 years old. It has been an exciting journey both for her and us since...
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Maya D.
Nov 7, 2023 on google
We highly recommend Guidepost at Timber Ridge. Our experience with Guidepost at Timber Ridge has been positive since day one. Everyone is friendly, caring, and committed to providing a fun learning environment. Classrooms are true Montessori classrooms.
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Stephanie Burchinal
Aug 18, 2023 on google
We love this school. My favorite things are the amazing guides, the curriculum, and life skills they teach. My children are learning to be independent and prepared for school. They have lots of extracurricular activities to sign up for there, and the community is the best. I highly recommend Guidepost at Timber Ridge!
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T B
Jun 1, 2023 on google
This school and staff have been so kind and amazing. The school is full of natural light and very roomy. It is clean and organized. The staff is so welcoming and courteous and knows each parent and child by name. The teachers truly care about the kids and they deserve so much gratitude for the service they provide these kids each day. I can’t say enough about how positive our time here has been
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Pamela Bose
Apr 21, 2023 on google
I am extremely happy with my son’s progress. He goes to the toddler community with Ms Gabi. We love her:)
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CK
Mar 24, 2021 on google
My daughter started about a month ago, she absolutely loves the environment and she is getting taught great values. She enjoys going to school and is happy every day to play with her friends and learn Ms Penny has been the best thing to happen to Amara, other traditional/church daycares she’s been too never really saw a growth in her. She has brought home wonderful manners and reminds us to clean up our messes. Thank you for all that you do!
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