at Williamsburg

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

Young Toddler (12 to 24 months)
Toddler (24 to 36 months)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
Spanish Immersion (3 to 6 years)

717 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 US
Michelle Ahern
Guidepost Montessori in Williamsburg, NYC offers a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from infancy through kindergarten. Our school is conveniently located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, on the corner of Driggs Avenue and S 1st Street.
Michelle Ahern . 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!”

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.

discover the benefits of our spanish immersion programs.

Children under the age of six absorb language effortlessly, which is why we are pleased to offer bilingual environments. In our Spanish Immersion program, children learn both Spanish and English literacy skills, however, the prevailing language spoken throughout the day is Spanish. The overall emphasis on Spanish rapidly increases fluency, as children feel naturally compelled to communicate with their Spanish-speaking guides. Learn more about our Spanish Immersion program here

The gift of language: Spanish Immersion at Guidepost Montessori

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what parents are saying.

Elenj P.
Dec 12, 2022 on yelp
My son goes in the school the past 4 years. It's a dream of a school with amazing teachers and approach. The space is brand new and always amazingly...
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Nadav Z.
Feb 24, 2023 on yelp
Our daughter quickly fell in love with the guides at GP! They were attentive to her (and our) needs - including potty training and extra snacks, guided her...
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Pia D.
Jun 5, 2022 on yelp
We've had our son in the Spanish immersion program since he was 2.5, so almost 2 years, and we love it. All of his teachers are warm, thoughtful and loving...
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Neena Florsheim
May 17, 2023 on google
This school is beyond terrific. Our grandson Charlie is learning so much and he’s having a wonderful experience at the same time. The balance of structure combined with free time is absolutely perfect. Charlie is loved at this school no question. It is without reservation that I highly recommend Guidepost at Williamsburg… a fabulous place.
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Dec 7, 2022 on google
We have both of our kids attending Guidepost Montessori and we could not be happier with the school. From the teachers and helpers to administration - everyone is not only loving and caring, but also extremely skilled and professional. Our older son has started at another school in the neighborhood and as soon as we transitioned him to guidepost we quickly noticing significant improvements in his independence, patience, and speech. It is truly a privilege to be able to provide such quality education for your kids. We feel very lucky. Note that the school is not cheap BUT they have a very thoughtful financial aid program so if you love the school, I’d give it a shot!
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Rob Solano
Sep 25, 2022 on google
Our little one of 4 years old going on 5 is our world. We want the best for him and work so hard to make that happen. If you are looking for the best school in North Brooklyn, this is it. They are kind, thoughtful, and most of all care deeply about making your child’s experience the best it can be. No ego, no hard stances, just a really great experience. Our son started at 18 months and is coming to senior year at guidepost. I will miss this school and wish it had a k-6. I know the world ahead will be hard but I am grateful for the journey we had.
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Lindsey Branca
May 18, 2021 on google
Our son has attended the Nido program at Guidepost Williamsburg since he turned a year old, and our experience with the teachers and program has been wonderful. He has learned so many things we would have never thought to teach him at home, and his teachers have been endlessly supportive of his curiosity, energy (re: always on the move!), and pace of learning. They encourage him to follow his own interests and instincts, and have served as a great resource for us as parents. We're really happy with the program, and would certainly recommend it to other parents.
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