Guidepost Montessori at Burke

We're a high-fidelity Montessori school located in Burke, VA serving toddlers, pre-k, and kindergarte

Operating as usual


Number Rods 🔢

Number Rods teaches children the names of the numbers and their sequence. It also gives the children the understanding that each rod represents a different quality.

Here’s how you can partner with us to help at home.
- Count to 10 with your child.
- Talk about things being long or short.
- Use number language.

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 08/18/2023

These past three days were well needed! We trained, had open and honest conversations, prepared our communities, reconnected with each other, and so much more.

We are indeed ready for the new school year and are excited for what's to come.

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 08/12/2023

Discovery Day was a success! Thank you to all the families that came out to tour our campus, meet some of our guides and made tie dye shirts with us.

We hope you all stay cool and have a terrific weekend!


Tomorrow is our Discovery Day and we would love for you to join us.

Come learn more about our Toddler and Children’s House program, meet our lead guides, and win a raffle.

RSVP by clicking the link in our bio.

We can’t wait to meet your family at Discovery Day.

10am - 12pm
6000 Schoolhouse Woods Road,
Burke, VA


Discover what Guidepost Montessori at Burke is all about. Come visit us Saturday morning and get hands on with color play!

Meet our guides and win a raffle!

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Join us this Friday, May 12 from 7am-9am to celebrate our amazing Guidepost Moms!


Don’t forget, Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week starts on Monday!

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The rain didn’t stop Burke from celebrating Earth Day! Flower pots were painted, steppingstones were made, and weeds were pulled!


Happy Earth Day! 🌎❤️


Please join us on Saturday, April 22 from 12-2 PM for our Earth Day Open House and make a personalized stepping stone!


Happy Ramadan to all who observe.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Guidepost Montessori at Burke🍀


Please join us Saturday, March 18 from 12-4PM for our Two Year Celebration! We will have a Kona Ice Truck, Petting Zoo, Popcorn, T-Shirt Decorating, Moon Bounces, Face Painting, Photos, and much more fun! We can’t wait to celebrate with you and your families!


“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Happy from Guidepost Montessori at Burke!


Happy Presidents Day!


Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year from Guidepost Montessori at Burke! May the new year bring health and happiness.


Happy first day of Winter!


Chag Sameach!

"A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness."
—Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi


Due to forecasted hazardous travel conditions and forecasted freezing rain, Guidepost Burke will be opening at 10:00 am on Thursday December 15, 2022.

We will be monitoring the forecast closely and will announce a closure, if necessary, by 8:00 am.

Wishing everyone safe travels. Stay warm and drive carefully!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 10/19/2022

The child sensitizes her fingers by wetting her hands at the sink and dries them with a paper towel. She places a new paper towel on the counter and rubs the tip of her finger from the “top” of the paper towel to the “bottom” of the paper towel this creates a tingly sensation on the ball of her fingers.

The child traces the sandpaper “Number One” and says the name “One.” Then, she draws the number with her fingers in the sand in the tray. She then flips the sandpaper number, clears the sand, and repeats the process with all other numbers in sequence.

Why do we do it you must ask?
Teaches how to trace the written symbols for the numbers the child already knows.
Makes the association between the spoken name and the graphic symbol through tactile, visual and auditory senses.
Gives the child the key to the world of written numbers.
Prepares the child for reading and writing numbers.


Please join us for our 1st Annual fall festival this Saturday from 11:00-2:00. All current and prospective families' welcome!


Happy Yom Kippur. May your day be blessed and joyous.


The Montessori Movable Alphabet is a wooden alphabet used to teach children how to read, write, and spell. It allows children to learn these skills at their pace and before they have the motor skills needed to use a pencil.

This learning tool also allows children to increase their knowledge of the alphabet. It also increases their written language skills as well. In addition to its basic uses, the Montessori Movable Alphabet can be used as a “learning extension” that Guides can use to increase language competency in their students. The Movable Alphabet is very versatile in its uses and is actually one of the most diverse materials used in the Montessori Curriculum.


Food prep is a Montessori style of nurturing a child’s desire for order, coordination, and independence. Developing independence and pursuing one’s own interests in the context of a caring community fosters a strong sense of self in each student and encourages pride in one’s own unique individuality. The children learn self care as they wash their hands and improve their fine motor skills as they prepare food. And, they practice grace and courtesy as they offer the food to share with their friends. Adding to that, these activities help children develop their large and small muscle coordination. A child may repeat a particular exercise over and over, perfecting their movements, developing concentration, and a sense of order. Here, children learn basic life skills as pouring, cutting, spooning, and folding.



Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 9 am – 11 am. There will be booths outside with material demonstrations as well as Guidepost Swag! If you are new to our location, you can learn more about our programs for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. Feel free to bring a friend with a child interested in our community!

Hope to see you there!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 08/20/2022

Today we wrapped up our Thrive days. We dug deep into our core values, team collaboration and the prepared environment. We are excited to kick off the 2022-2023 school year!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 07/27/2022

Bead Stringing is one of the first works within Practical Life’s Care of the Environment. Lacing toys provide a powerful yet simple exercise that develops fine motor skills as well as concentration and focus.

With patterning, Lacing Beads also provide a young child exposure to early math. Bead stringing is a great activity to bring into your classroom and packs a punch with child development.


“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”— Nelson Mandela


Happy Father’s Day to all our amazing fathers and father figures from your family at Guidepost Burke.

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song."


Happy Pride Month!

"Don't ever be afraid to show off your true colors"


Happy Memorial Day from your family at Guidepost Burke!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 05/06/2022

We started off Mother's Day weekend with a special Muffins with Mom event. The children had such a great time eating muffins and celebrating their moms. Happy Mother's Day to our wonderful moms!

"A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters."


"It's Earth Day! Go outside, breathe in the fresh air and appreciate this amazing planet we live on!"

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 03/16/2022

Why we do Dishwashing you may ask?
It's an important practical life activity through which children develop concentration, become aware of order and sequencing, gain control over their movements, become more independent, and learn to care for their surroundings.

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 03/12/2022

We ended our Celebration Spirit Week with Pajama Day! Thank you to all of our families for celebrating and making this a very special week! Thank you to the Sear's family for the coffee and bagels!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Burke's post 03/10/2022

Day4 = Throwback Thursday!
Thank you to the Proffitt family for the fruit, yogurt, and flowers.
Thank you to the Otis family for bringing coffee and bagels. everything was very delicious, and the flowers were beautiful.

Today we had a variety of eras. The children brought us back to the pre-historic age, 50's 70's 80's and the 90's. We loved seeing the creativity this past week!


Day 3= Career Day! It was so nice to see all the children showing off what they want to be when they are older.
Just to list a few; Electricians, Construction Workers, Mailmen, Zookeepers, Firefighters, many Doctors and Teachers, astronauts, and a lawyer.


Day 2 of Spirit week= Jersey Day!
We saw a variety of different jerseys and teams. We enjoyed seeing all the children and staff show off their favorite teams.


Day 1 of Spirit week= School Spirit Day! Here are some of our students showing off their school spirit!

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6000 Schoolhouse Woods Road
Burke, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
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