Montessori school Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Guidepost Montessori School at Wicker Park

Guidepost Montessori School at Wicker Park in Chicago serves children ages 2 to 6 years old, from toddlerhood to kindergarten.

Our school in

Wicker Park
1530 N Damen Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60622 US
773-663-4732
wickerpark@guidepostmontessori.com
Monday to Friday | 7:00am - 6:00pm

Programs For:
Toddlers (2 to 3 years old) and Children's House (3 to 6 years old)

School info

Guidepost Montessori School at Wicker Park in Chicago serves children ages 2 to 6 years old, from toddlerhood to kindergarten.

We are an authentic Montessori school in Wicker Park, serving children from 2 years old to age 6. We accept enrollment applications year-round.

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!

Our school

We are accepting enrollment applications year-round at our authentic Montessori school in the bustling neighborhood of Wicker Park.

Our programs

  • Toddler (2 to 3 years old) and Children's House (3 to 6 years old) programs
  • Spanish Immersion available
  • 3 or 5 days a week
  • Full-day or half-day options available
  • Monthly tuition rates vary based on program and start date


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Contact us

  • Address: 1530 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 US
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Email: wickerpark@guidepostmontessori.com
  • Interested in our programs? Call our admissions team: 773-938-6002
  • Need to speak to a member of staff? Call our school: 773-663-4732
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Explore our programs

Looking for preschool or kindergarten in Chicago? You might want to consider Guidepost Montessori School at Wicker Park. The preschool years correspond to our Toddler program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our Children's House program. We also offer at-home learning options.

Give your child the gift of two languages

We offer our early years programs in Spanish and English, so that your child can become truly bilingual.

Give your child the gift of two languages at a phase in their life when learning language is effortless.

Meet the Wicker Park 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!

Assistant Head of School

Karissa Foltz

Toddler Spanish Immersion Lead Guide

Gladys Contreras

Children's House Spanish Immersion Lead Guide

Paulina Dominguez

About Guidepost Montessori School at Wicker Park

Guidepost Montessori School at Wicker Park is part of an international network of Montessori schools dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential.

Our school at Wicker Park offers a nurturing and educational environment for toddlers (ages 16 to 30 months) and children (ages 3 to 6 years old), with Spanish language immersion available.

The early childhood years are the most critical time in your child's development. These years are foundational in shaping your child's future health, well-being, and happiness at school and home.

With our emphasis on helping children grow through joyful learning, Guidepost Montessori at Wicker Park can provide a nurturing environment for your son or daughter, preparing them for success in their elementary school years—and beyond!

Ready to get started?

Learn more

We invite you to attend a virtual overview to learn more about our programs and approach to childhood education.

Get detailed info

For more details about campus-specific things like daily routines and tuition rates, fill out the form below or call us at 773-938-6002.

Join the community

You have decided to join our community, welcome! We will send an offer letter and process your registration. If you can't join us straight away, you're welcome to enroll in our at-home learning program.

Set your start date

Once you receive an offer and register, we will confirm your start date and await your first day with us! We offer rolling admissions year-round.

Watch an Overview

A peek inside our school

Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, calming, beautiful spaces, designed to welcome and inspire.

Why Guidepost Montessori?

The Montessori approach to human development is based on the belief in the potential of the child, and on the belief that it is only the child who can realize this potential. We help your child grow up to be increasingly independent, capable, confident, happy and secure.

The Montessori approach

The Montessori method of education offers a knowledge-rich environment, through a child-led model. Children learn joyfully, through working with carefully sequenced, hands-on materials. Your child’s enthusiastic exploration naturally leads to a solid foundation and advanced academics.

A close-knit local community

Guidepost families tend to be friendly and welcoming folks, eager to make connections and form strong bonds. We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve as a hub for such relationships, and we do all we can to foster a strong community in our area, with plenty of fun events and opportunities to meet and mingle.

Be part of a global network

Guidepost Montessori offers access to high-quality Montessori education in schools, at-home, or from anywhere around the world. Move seamlessly through our network as the needs of your family change to ensure continuity and consistency in your child's education, wherever you are located.

Guidepost Montessori education takes a holistic approach: enabling social, emotional, and physical development alongside academic success

The Guidepost Approach

Educating the whole child

Teachers choose their moments of instruction wisely, offering lessons and presentations at suitable junctures in each child's development

The Guidepost Approach

A teacher whose job is to guide, not lead

Our teachers follow each child's natural schedule, which encourages them to trust their own bodies

The Guidepost Approach

Respecting the young child's rhythm of life

Children are given the tools and uninterrupted time to work on activities and materials they value

The Guidepost Approach

More study, not less

Children are given the freedom to follow their academic interests, which reduces the need for external motivation

The Guidepost Approach

No need for rewards or punishments

The teacher connects the child with their environment, showing them how to use the learning materials and evaluate their own work

The Guidepost Approach

Independent learning by the child

With the freedom to move and choose their own work, children develop internal discipline and social awareness

The Guidepost Approach

Empowered by choice

Lessons are designed to appeal to each child's level of development and interests

The Guidepost Approach

Individually tailored lessons

A place where every student feels a sense of belonging, building confidence in the knowledge that their social identity is an asset and not a barrier

The Guidepost Approach

Identity safe classrooms

Your child's education starts at Guidepost Montessori School Wicker Park

Guidepost Montessori School Wicker Park is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Chicago, Illinois. We make learning fun with the right balance of real academics, intellectual curiosity, and a supportive environment for students. Children learn through working with carefully curated, hands-on materials and activities that engage each child's freedom to explore and learn within a prepared, orderly environment.

Come visit our school for a personal tour and to learn more about our programs, facilities, and affiliated at-home programming. Or call us at +1 (773) 938-6002.

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Giving children the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.

With over 80 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 7,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.

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