Guidepost Montessori at South Riding

Guidepost Montessori at South Riding

Now Enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 6 years! Call or visit us online!

Operating as usual

12/07/2023

Happy Hanukkah from our South Riding team to you!

12/06/2023

⛄️❄️🌲 Spirit Week 🌲❄️⛄️
Show your school spirit during the week of December 18th!

11/30/2023

👓Join us for our Silent Journey!

📅 Date: December 15
⏰ Time: 5-7 pm
📍 Location: Guidepost Montessori at South Riding
🚗 Address: 43181 Amberwood Plaza, Chantilly, VA 20152

🎀Experience our prepared environment through the lens of a child.

🚀Plus, an exclusive offer❣️ Enroll by January and enjoy discounted deposit and application fees!

📩RSVP and secure your spot today: https://calendly.com/guidepost-montessori-at-south-riding/silent-journey?month=2023-12&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=boosted&utm_campaign=winterevent&utm_term=sriding

11/25/2023

We are thankful for all the families at Guidepost Montessori at Laurel Oak and honored to hear how these families feel about that campus. Join the campaign and tag us in your videos sharing why you are this season. 💙

To find a campus near you, visit the link in our bio to book a tour.



11/24/2023

Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to reflect on what we are all thankful for. 🫶 We are thankful for the families who trust us every day with their capable children and we are loving all the sentiments these families have shared with us this season. Thank you to the families at Guidepost Montessori at Museum Mile in this video for your lovely words. 💙

If you're a and feel inclined to share why you're thankful, use the hashtag and we will repost your videos. 🚀

If you're looking for a new school where you child will thrive, find a school near you and book a tour 👉 https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/schools?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_campaign=thankful



11/15/2023

Children in a Montessori class have tremendous freedom—to move, explore and be inspired by the environment, to choose which fascinating materials to work on and how long to persist, and to decide whether to work independently or in a small group for any given activity. 🩵

Guidepost guides work meticulously to make this freedom possible and worthwhile—all to best serve the child’s growth and to unlock their potential. 🎯

The Role Of The Montessori Guide:

✨Prepare a beautiful, orderly environment that supports a child’s independence and captivates their interest
✨Observe each child closely to understand their developmental progress and needs
✨Offer individual or small-group presentations to connect children with materials, build vocabulary, and assess their progress
✨Foster each child’s ability to concentrate, persist, and pursue mastery
✨Inspire children to love learning, apply effort to interesting work, and become the author of their lives.

🚀Give your child an education in an environment where they can flourish. Now enrolling across the network. Visit us online and find a school near you: https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/schools?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 11/10/2023

We sat down with one of our outstanding Toddler Lead Guides to discuss the activities she creates in her toddler classroom and that parents can also do at home. These fun materials and activities will keep your toddler happily engaged for a long time—all while she develops fine motor control, expands her vocabulary, and learns practical skills.

To see all 10+ activities, check out Ms. Natalie's blog post:

https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/blog/bringing-fall-to-the-toddler-classroom

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 11/10/2023

🌟 Refining Grace and Courtesy with a Guidepost Montessori education 🌼

At Guidepost, lessons in practical independence and grace and courtesy are an integral part of the curriculum. 🙌

Through our hands-on approach, children learn to respect their surroundings, to interact with kindness, and to embrace the joy of shared experiences and achievements. These are skills that go far beyond the classroom, shaping your child's future in a positive and benevolent way. ❤️

Discover how the Montessori method at Guidepost can empower your child with the tools they need to thrive not just in school, but in life. 💫

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 11/08/2023

🌱 Embrace the mess! Getting dirty isn't just fun, it's a great opportunity for healthy development.
 
At Guidepost, children of all ages engage in practical life and artistic activities that get them outside to develop independence, fine and gross motor control, and creativity.
 
Let's celebrate the beauty of messy play and all the life lessons it teaches! 🌿🌟

11/07/2023

Discover a groundbreaking transformation in the world of learning as we unveil a revolutionary approach that's set to change the lives of students everywhere. During this panel discussion, we will cover:

🎓 Traditional education models are falling short in today's dynamic world, leaving both students and educators longing for more. But we believe the solution lies in embracing the Montessori approach—a proven game-changer in education.

📚 Montessori education isn't just an alternative; it's a transformation. Gain insight into how Montessori outshines traditional education in areas such as language, mathematics, and far beyond. Discover its remarkable impact on critical skills like executive functioning and self-control—essential life skills for success.

Join us for an unforgettable night where we'll delve into the Montessori magic that's reshaping the landscape of education. At this event, we will share our journey of embedding Montessori innovation into 130+ flourishing Guidepost locations worldwide.

✅ RSVP: https://www.greenvelope.com/card/.public-3607850ef53740e8ac5740ee193c139936303432303635

11/07/2023

Nervous at first to switch from their children's previous school, here's what the Ross family had to say about their experience at Guidepost:

We have been more than impressed with the beautiful changes you have brought to our [children's education].

The staff are [all] warm, loving, attentive, intelligent, engaging and, most of all, committed to our children. We have been overly impressed with your ability to retain staff, in an area where quality employees are few and far between (we own a small business as well, and recognize these significant challenges).

Each day our school is clean, and supplied with new and interesting materials for our children to explore. Pickup is SO EASY. It is quick, personal, and best of all, we find our kids rested, fulfilled and joyful. They sing the songs they have learned from school on the way home, and are proud to tape up their art on the fridge. At dinner, they speak of how they were kind to their friends, and learned to engage socially. They talk about how they are grateful for the environment, and what we can do as a family to better take care of the earth. We hear about how they played outside, got messy, changed themselves and helped clean up.

These are all pillars of their upbringing at home, as well. We have been raising children for 9 years - and we have never found a school that parallels our teachings at home quite like Guidepost. It fits like a glove.

Guidepost, we are so glad we found you!

Chris & Jess
Caroline, Bradley, Claire & Charlie

*Comments lightly edited for clarity

11/04/2023

Our Toddlers (2.5+) and Children's House Community love participating in Shots ! We love having this extracurricular offered in our extended day program. Our school is open 7am - 6pm to support the needs of working families!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 11/04/2023

New school alert! 🚨 Guidepost Montessori at Hillsboro officially opened their doors on October 18th. 📣📣

Located just outside of Portland, a mere 15 minutes from Nike headquarters, the Hillsboro campus offers programs to empower independence for children between 12 weeks and 6 years old. 🥳

Take a sneak peak at our state-of-the-art, light-filled campus and a snapshot from the first day of school!

To learn more about this campus or book a tour, visit: https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/schools/hillsboro-or to book a tour



11/03/2023

Join us for a panel discussion on “Montessori Innovation and the Future of Education” on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:30-7:30pm at in San Francisco. 🌉

The panel will include
Ray Girn Guidepost’s Founder and CEO
Matt Bateman Guidepost’s VP of Pedagogy
Kmele Foster Head of Content at Founders Fund. 🩵

Prior to the panel discussion, cocktails will be served and self-guided classroom explorations will allow you to experience our programs for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary students firsthand. 🩵

Save your spot today. Space is limited. https://www.greenvelope.com/card/.public-3607850ef53740e8ac5740ee193c139936303432303635

11/02/2023

The Skwish is a great first baby toy!

The many wooden sticks and elastic ties are easy for the tiniest hands to grasp and hold onto, the wooden k***s are perfect for mouthing and teething, while its interesting shape and collapsibility fascinates our infants or minutes on end.

Our Nido program delivers on creating a stimulating environment for our youngest students. Due to our low student:teacher ratio, we encourage you to register now if you want to join our Nido community.

Book a tour through the link in our bio today! , ,

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 11/02/2023

Unraveling the Tapestry of Time 🕰️

Ever wondered why students are passionate about creating timelines? 🤔

In our middle school, students embark on an extraordinary journey, crafting meticulously detailed hand-drawn timelines of world and US history. 🖋️🌟

Why, you ask? Because history is at the very heart of all we do at ATI. Whether it's math, science, art, or literature, every class calls for students to add dates, figures, and events to their timelines, revealing the intricate tapestry of our interconnected world. 🧩
To understand human beings, we must grasp history - the epic saga of past ideas, lives, injustices, inventions, and adventures. We don't just study history as tales of bygone eras; we see it as a key to understanding the present. To understand the causality of history, we must first comprehend chronology, the relationships between events, ideas, and people on a grand scale.

Timelines are a cornerstone of Montessori history, beginning in early childhood, where they offer an awe-inspiring glimpse into the world's vast story and humanity's epic journey. In middle school, students take this exploration to the next level, crafting their own timelines - each a unique work of art. 🎨🌏

While key events remain constant, no two timelines are identical. Students become captivated by various eras, events, or individuals, resulting in timelines that are profoundly personal. 📖💫

As a culmination of their middle school journey, these timelines are bound into heirloom-quality books, cherished by students for a lifetime. 📚✨

11/02/2023

Join us this Saturday Morning for our Community Fall festival. We welcome our neighbors in South Riding and Aldie to enjoy a hot apple cider bar, face painting and more! RSVP at the link in our bio.

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 11/02/2023

🕰️ Unraveling the Tapestry of Time 🌎📜

Ever wondered why Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) students are passionate about creating timelines? 🤔

In our middle school, students embark on an extraordinary journey, crafting meticulously detailed hand-drawn timelines of world and US history. 🖋️🌟

Why, you ask? Because history is at the very heart of all we do at ATI. Whether it's math, science, art, or literature, every class calls for students to add dates, figures, and events to their timelines, revealing the intricate tapestry of our interconnected world. 🧩

To understand human beings, we must grasp history - the epic saga of past ideas, lives, injustices, inventions, and adventures. We don't just study history as tales of bygone eras; we see it as a key to understanding the present. To understand the causality of history, we must first comprehend chronology, the relationships between events, ideas, and people on a grand scale.

Timelines are a cornerstone of Montessori history, beginning in early childhood, where they offer an awe-inspiring glimpse into the world's vast story and humanity's epic journey. In middle school, students take this exploration to the next level, crafting their own timelines - each a unique work of art. 🎨🌏

While key events remain constant, no two timelines are identical. Students become captivated by various eras, events, or individuals, resulting in timelines that are profoundly personal. 📖💫

As a culmination of their middle school journey, these timelines are bound into heirloom-quality books, cherished by students for a lifetime. 📚✨



Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/31/2023

In a Guidepost elementary classroom, grammar isn't studied as stuffy words on a page and dogmatic rules—it’s tactile, enjoyable, and deeply meaningful!

Using Grammar Boxes, for example, every part of speech gets a unique symbol and they are organized to show their relationships very clearly—in a way the child can see and feel.

Through the sensory-rich, engaging study of grammar, the child builds a solid grasp of the parts of speech, how they all relate to one another, and how they can add vibrancy and color to his own writing. 🪶

Grammar studied this way empowers children to become agile, accomplished writers and detail-oriented, careful readers—all in a way they find deeply engaging!

Learn more about our elementary literature and writing curriculum and find a program near you:
https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/ellanguage



Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/30/2023

In a Guidepost elementary classroom, grammar isn't studied as stuffy words on a page and dogmatic rules—it’s tactile, enjoyable, and deeply meaningful!

Using Grammar Boxes, for example, every part of speech gets a unique symbol and they are organized to show their relationships very clearly—in a way the child can see and feel.

Through the sensory-rich, engaging study of grammar, the child builds a solid grasp of the parts of speech, how they all relate to one another, and how they can add vibrancy and color to his own writing. 🪶

Grammar studied this way empowers children to become agile, accomplished writers and detail-oriented, careful readers—all in a way they find deeply engaging!

Learn more about our elementary literature and writing curriculum and find a program near you!

https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/ellanguage



Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/27/2023

Guidepost Montessori’s sister school, the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI), provides a high-agency, rigorous education for middle and high school students.

At ATI, students receive:
📚 The best of a classical liberal arts education with an emphasis on history and the great books

💪 The Montessori approach to building independence and agency through meaningful choices and real-world work

⁉️ Encouragement to ask thoughtful questions, and the tools needed to find the answers on their own

🪴 1:1 coaching and mentorship to reach their goals—whether to learn to code, start a business, write a book, or ace the SAT

🔥 Connections with industry experts to launch internship and entrepreneurship opportunities

Explore ATI to discover more, schedule a tour, and get your questions answered. It's time for a fresh approach to education!

Visit a school near you: https://thoughtandindustry.com/schools

10/26/2023

Children practice "Care of the Environment" through working with indoor plants in our classrooms! This helps a child develop and hone skills like coordination, fine motor skills, and responsibility!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/26/2023

Wave GOODBYE to the wait for fall enrollment! 👋 Guidepost Montessori has year-round programming, allowing families to enroll at any time. ✨ And with minimal closures throughout the schoolyear, Guidepost parents know they have childcare and education they can always depend on!

This is the 🩵

Find a location near you: https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/schools

10/25/2023

At an early age, our children are encouraged to care for their classroom environments through Practical Life activities! Just look at this capable toddler! 😍

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/24/2023

Curious about the programs Guidepost Montessori offers? 🤔Swipe through to dive into our various offerings and to get a glimpse at what your child will experience as he or she grows—from independence with eating as an infant to advanced math as a kindergartner.📖

To learn more about our programs, visit a location near you, visit https://bit.ly/3S94eXJ




Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/23/2023

Today we are highlighting some spectacular guides across our network who have been recognized for their hard work, dedication to their students and love for their craft.

🔹Ms. Taylor. Lead Children's House Guide at Guidepost Montessori at Powell .💙 She is from Columbia and has spent her life dedicated to improving the lives of every child she meets.

🔹Ms. Alisha is the Lead Children's House Guide at Guidepost Montessori at Vineyard 💙 She is about to hit the 2 year mark with us.

🔹Ms. Desirre. Lead Nido Guide at Guidepost Montessori at Vineyard.💙 Desirre has her Associates degree and CDA certification along with 25 plus years of working in Early Childhood Education.

🔹Happy 3rd year Anniversary to Ms. Adela Lewis at Guidepost Montessori at Katy! 💙 We appreciate you and are excited to continue this journey.

🔹Miss Lindsey is one of our amazing Toddler Assistant Guides at Guidepost Montessori at Kentwood. 💙 She obtained her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a major in Physical and/or Other Health Impairments.




10/20/2023

Sharing a table at mealtimes is a wonderful opportunity to create bonds, model grace and courtesy, and foster socialization! What's for lunch today? 🥗🍕🍎

10/19/2023

Children in our programs have daily exposure to art! We love to provide opportunities for expressive work and focus!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/19/2023

🍂🎉 Embrace the magic of the season at Evanston's Fall Festival! 🍁🎃 The day was filled with laughter, pumpkin decorating, delicious treats, and endless fun. 🍂🍁🌽

Guidepost at Evanston, located just north of Chicago, offers programs for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Each program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child and empower real learning, independence, and joy.

Book a tour today to see all the Evanston campus has to offer! https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/schools/evanston-il

10/18/2023

Food prep is a staple of a Montessori classroom!

This "Practical Life" work fosters independence and helps build concentration, self-confidence, and self-control in young children! What are some ways you include your child in food prep at home? Be sure to share in the comments! 😁

Photos from Guidepost Montessori's post 10/17/2023

Children often think math is the WORST—boring, irrelevant, and utterly mystifying. But not in a Guidepost Montessori classroom! At Guidepost, the child joyfully builds a solid foundation of mathematical understanding, and, as a result, advances farther than commonly thought possible.

By the end of the capstone Kindergarten year of Children's House, it's not at all uncommon for a child to be doing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—with 4-digit numbers and fractions! These achievements wait until 3rd grade or beyond in conventional programs.

The Guidepost secret? A systematic sequence of engaging materials that enable the child to understand math from the ground up.

📐 Step 1: Observe and analyze the real-world patterns relationships that math describes.

🔢 Step 2: Experience real quantities to learn the numbers.

🗝 Step 3: Unlock the whole decimal system—using just the numbers from 1-10.

🔥 Step 4: Fuel the obsession with counting—forwards, backwards, by twos, fives, tens and more.

⚡️ Step 5: Make the operations lightning-quick using math tables.

⛵️ Step 6: Cross over from the concrete to the abstract—while never losing touch with the real world.

There is so much to say about this we dedicated a blog to it. Reach the full article here: https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/blog/the-guidepost-approach-to-developing-a-child-s-mathematical-mind



10/16/2023

Discovering beauty at every turn! ☀️Our 130 (and growing) campuses are truly a sight to behold. From lush green gardens to state-of-the-art facilities, each one is a testament to our commitment to excellence. 🏫✨ Join us on this journey of inspiration and education, where every corner is a canvas of beauty and learning. 📚🌸




Photos from Guidepost Montessori at South Riding's post 10/14/2023

Today is World 🥚Egg🥚 Day!
Children in our Toddler Community explored eggs (and sharpened their fine motor skills) by peeling hard-boiled eggs and seeing what's inside! Throughout the week, children also learned about chickens and their life cycle, worked on several egg and chicken activities... and even had a visit from a young chicken, S'mores!

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