at Worthington

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Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido (12 weeks to 16 months)
Toddler (16 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

125 Dillmont Dr., Columbus, OH 43235
Sabina Nguyen
Our school in Worthington is now accepting pre-registration deposits for first-priority placement in our programs!
Sabina Nguyen . 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.

Hear from our Head of School, Sabina Nguyen

take a peek at our school.

what parents are saying.

Jillian B.
Oct 2, 2022 on yelp
My daughter was struggling in a traditional daycare setting. She's off-the-charts independent, and that was just getting her in trouble. Moving to Guidepost...
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Blake Flarida
Oct 31, 2022 on google
We were part of Guidepost Montessori’s inaugural class. We couldn’t be happier with our daughter’s care. We love that this school is in a relatively residential area and utilizes lots of safety features (personal code for entry, sign in/out, security cameras, no shared space with other businesses in the building), has an indoor gross motor room and a large outdoor space for play, spacious & beautiful classrooms, as well as calm and caring staff. There is regular communication (at least weekly) from the school newsletter, and emails / questions are responded to promptly. After registering and receiving a place in the school, we were provided several books on montessori method and gentle parenting so our family could better understand and support this method of teaching - which takes place everywhere, not just at school. Our 15 month old was in another montessori program before this one and was used to a young toddler environment, but Guidepost’s program has infants in a classroom from 3 months - 18 months. When she started in the infant classroom at Guidepost she did well, but the teachers noticed she had met all her milestones and was looking for new challenges. So they incorporated a sort of hybrid program for us where she spends most of her day with the toddlers but comes into the infant classroom for nap time so ratios can be safely maintained. She’ll fully transition to the next classroom at 18 months. We were grateful to the staff for noticing these needs (on her very first day!) and working with us to accommodate her environment. It’s just one example of how the staff is attentive, caring, and willing to go the extra mile for our family. We can’t wait to bring our other children here someday, too!
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