Guidepost Montessori at Reston

Guidepost Montessori at Reston

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Thanks to all the amazing helping hands that made this Valentine’s Day special… Happy Valentine’s Day to all our families and friends! 🥰❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Nothing better than a good story and fall weather. HAPPY FRIDAY!
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of a great friend of Guidepost Montessori, MaryAnn Boyd. MaryAnn was a pioneering Montessori entrepreneur, and a shining example of a fully lived Montessori life. She founded the Boyd Schools, a celebrated network of six beautiful Northern Virginia Montessori schools.

The Boyd Schools, which MaryAnn owned and operated with her husband Tim Beckworth, live on today as six Northern Virginia Guidepost Montessori campuses: Guidepost Montessori at Aldie, Guidepost Montessori at Broadlands, Guidepost Montessori Chantilly, Guidepost Montessori at Fairfax, Guidepost Montessori at Herndon, and Guidepost Montessori at Reston. These schools represent a unity of MaryAnn’s deep devotion to children with her enduring entrepreneurial spirit.

Mike Brown, Head of School Guidepost Montessori at Reston remembers fondly his time with MaryAnn Boyd: “MaryAnn personified Montessori education with grace, kindness, and innovation. Her passion and work as a teacher, mentor, and founder has had an enduring impact on a generation in Northern Virginia. From the children she gently guided, to the teachers she mentored, to the families she welcomed into the Boyd School community, the impact of her life is hard to fathom. She truly made the world a better place.”

In 2016, MaryAnn entrusted her life’s work to a new generation of Montessorians. While she stepped away from daily operations, she has remained a part of the community, and has continued to make important contributions to the work of bringing Montessori to the children of the world.

In honor of MaryAnn Boyd’s legacy, Guidepost Montessori will create a new MaryAnn Boyd scholarship fund. This needs-based scholarship will provide five years of 100% tuition assistance for six children, one at each of the six Guidepost School MaryAnn founded. We will post more information soon on this page, and at guidepostmontessori.com.

As MaryAnn has been a lifelong supporter and advocate of the American Montessori Society (AMS), Guidepost Montessori will also make a donation to AMS in her name.

The world has lost a great Montessorian, but her spirit will live on in the work she inspired, and the lives she has touched.
My daughter and I are ready to cook, do an art craft and celebrate the Lunar New Year🧧 with the Guidepost Montessori at Reston family 🥳 🎆
We are so excited to announce that our Northern Virginia schools have been chosen as the 1st place WINNER for the Best Childcare/Daycare Center category and 2nd place in the Best Montessori School category!

We are thrilled for our schools to achieve the recognition for their dedication and excellence!

🎉 Congratulations to the following campuses 🎉 :

Guidepost Montessori at Aldie
Guidepost Montessori at Broadlands
Guidepost Montessori Chantilly
Guidepost Montessori at Herndon
Guidepost Montessori at Reston
Guidepost Montessori at Fairfax
Guidepost Montessori at Montclair

Join us: guidepostmontessori.com
We have been blessed to have been a part of the Guidepost Reston community for over 1 year now and have come to be really impressed with the impact that the staff has had on our son’s life. They are truly gifted at working with children and my son has thrived immensely in this amazing community.

Since the current pandemic has started, I was nervous at first with how I would provide a safe environment for my son while I serve as a mandatory call provider for the US Navy. I have been truly impressed with how Guidepost Reston has adapted from the beginning to both caring for the children and the staff. I can say without reservation that they are going above and beyond current CDC and Va Dept of Health recommendations in their day to day practices at the school. In short, they are taking the same precautions I do in my own practice.

Without a doubt, I am comfortable with my son attending Guidepost Reston on a daily basis and would give them my strongest possible recommendation to any friends or family looking for a truly exceptional community for their children in these challenging times.
We have been blessed to have been a part of the Guidepost Reston community for over 1 year now and have come to be really impressed with the impact that the staff has had on our son’s life. They are truly gifted at working with children and my son has thrived immensely in this amazing community.

Since the current pandemic has started, I was nervous at first with how I would provide a safe environment for my son while I serve as a mandatory call provider for the US Navy. I have been truly impressed with how Guidepost Reston has adapted from the beginning to both caring for the children and the staff. I can say without reservation that they are going above and beyond current CDC and Va Dept of Health recommendations in their day to day practices at the school. In short, they are taking the same precautions I do in my own practice.

Without a doubt, I am comfortable with my son attending Guidepost Reston on a daily basis and would give them my strongest possible recommendation to any friends or family looking for a truly exceptional community for their children in these challenging times.

Guidepost Montessori at Reston is a growing community in the thriving neighborhood of Cedar Chase in

Operating as usual

06/01/2023

Happy, Happy Birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day and year!

Happy Memorial Day! We remember all those who have protected this country and continue to honor all those who are still serving. It is for your dedication that we have our freedom!

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #happymemorialday #rememberandhonor #sacrifice #freedom #america 05/29/2023

Happy Memorial Day! We remember all those who have protected this country and continue to honor all those who are still serving. It is for your dedication that we have our freedom!

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #happymemorialday #rememberandhonor #sacrifice #freedom #america

Happy Memorial Day! We remember all those who have protected this country and continue to honor all those who are still serving. It is for your dedication that we have our freedom!

Happy Memorial Day! We remember all those who have protected this country and continue to honor all those who are still serving. It is for your dedication that we have our freedom! #guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #happymemorialday #rememberandhonor #sacrifice #freedom #america

Career Day was a huge hit for our Kindergarten students! 

They learned all about drones from an Electrical Engineer, the study of bugs from an Entomologist, and how our computers work from a Computer Engineer. 

We are so thankful for our parents who volunteered to teach our children about these amazing careers!

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #careerday #childrenshouse #kindergarten #montessoristudents 05/17/2023

Career Day was a huge hit for our Kindergarten students!

They learned all about drones from an Electrical Engineer, the study of bugs from an Entomologist, and how our computers work from a Computer Engineer.

We are so thankful for our parents who volunteered to teach our children about these amazing careers!

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #careerday #childrenshouse #kindergarten #montessoristudents

Career Day was a huge hit for our Kindergarten students!

They learned all about drones from an Electrical Engineer, the study of bugs from an Entomologist, and how our computers work from a Computer Engineer.

We are so thankful for our parents who volunteered to teach our children about these amazing careers!

Career Day was a huge hit for our Kindergarten students! They learned all about drones from an Electrical Engineer, the study of bugs from an Entomologist, and how our computers work from a Computer Engineer. We are so thankful for our parents who volunteered to teach our children about these amazing careers! #guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #careerday #childrenshouse #kindergarten #montessoristudents

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 05/03/2023

Puzzles are a fundamental part of a Montessori education for toddlers, as they offer a wide range of benefits for their physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

Some benefits include the development of fine motor skills, problem-solving, enhancement of cognitive development, building patience and persistence, and fostering independence.

To learn more about our programs visit us at www.guidepostmontessori.com/reston.

05/01/2023

Happy, Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 04/25/2023

Both our Toddler and Children's House communities had the opportunity to plant flowers and herbs last week to celebrate Earth Day. We loved every minute!

04/21/2023

Happy Earth Day!

04/20/2023

We are hiring both Lead and Assistant Guides. Please send us your resume and a brief paragraph about why you think you'd be the right fit to [email protected]. We look forward to meeting you!

04/20/2023

We sure do have the most beautiful children here at Guidepost Reston! 😍

Montessori child staples 🥰

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #eduation #montessoriactivities #positiveparenting #consciousparenting #montessoritoddler #childrenshouse #guidepostmontessori #montessorieducation #independence 04/19/2023

Montessori child staples 🥰

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #eduation #montessoriactivities #positiveparenting #consciousparenting #montessoritoddler #childrenshouse #guidepostmontessori #montessorieducation #independence

Montessori child staples 🥰

Montessori child staples 🥰 #guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #eduation #montessoriactivities #positiveparenting #consciousparenting #montessoritoddler #childrenshouse #guidepostmontessori #montessorieducation #independence

04/01/2023

May all your wishes come true! Happy Birthday!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 03/31/2023

One of the first things you notice when you walk into a Montessori school is that the classrooms are not divided by age. In a Montessori classroom, you will see children of different ages working together and socializing happily.

One of our students is transitioning this week from Toddlers to Children's House. In her Toddler classroom, she is helping the younger child explore the playground. As she transitions to Children's House, an older child is in turn helping her feel welcomed in her new environment.

What an amazing thing to observe!

03/30/2023

Happy Birthday, James! We hope you have the best day and year!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 03/27/2023

Our toddler classrooms are full of books. Children are able to freely go to our library whenever they please, grab a book of their choice, and sit and "read" for however long as they would like.

03/23/2023

Now enrolling for summer and fall! Come tour our campus, meet our administrative staff, and learn more about Montessori. We look forward to seeing you!

03/20/2023

Art Club will start again in just a few weeks! We are looking forward to inviting Ms. Sohaila Rubin back to campus and seeing everyone's creativity come alive.

03/17/2023

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Guidepost Reston!

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Our Head of School Ms. Nicole, and Lead Guides Ms. Liliana and Ms. Kim are off to the American Montessori Society Conference in Boston! We can't wait to hear all about it when they return.

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontesosri #americanmontessorisociety #amsconference2023 03/16/2023

Our Head of School Ms. Nicole, and Lead Guides Ms. Liliana and Ms. Kim are off to the American Montessori Society Conference in Boston! We can't wait to hear all about it when they return.

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontesosri #americanmontessorisociety #amsconference2023

Our Head of School Ms. Nicole, and Lead Guides Ms. Liliana and Ms. Kim are off to the American Montessori Society Conference in Boston! We can't wait to hear all about it when they return.

Our Head of School Ms. Nicole, and Lead Guides Ms. Liliana and Ms. Kim are off to the American Montessori Society Conference in Boston! We can't wait to hear all about it when they return. #guidepostreston #guidepostmontesosri #americanmontessorisociety #amsconference2023

Montessori classrooms provide an environment that offers the time and opportunity to practice deep concentration. The uninterrupted work period enables the child to focus on a task for as long as they wish without an adult-imposed schedule. The Guide in the environment is cautious not to interrupt and break the child's concentration. As ability to concentrate improves, the child also develops better self-control and self-regulation.

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #concentration #childrenshouse #focus #attention #meaningfulwork #montessorimoms #montessoridad 03/15/2023

Montessori classrooms provide an environment that offers the time and opportunity to practice deep concentration. The uninterrupted work period enables the child to focus on a task for as long as they wish without an adult-imposed schedule. The Guide in the environment is cautious not to interrupt and break the child's concentration. As ability to concentrate improves, the child also develops better self-control and self-regulation.

#guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #concentration #childrenshouse #focus #attention #meaningfulwork #montessorimoms #montessoridad

Montessori classrooms provide an environment that offers the time and opportunity to practice deep concentration. The uninterrupted work period enables the child to focus on a task for as long as they wish without an adult-imposed schedule. The Guide in the environment is cautious not to interrupt and break the child's concentration. As ability to concentrate improves, the child also develops better self-control and self-regulation.

Montessori classrooms provide an environment that offers the time and opportunity to practice deep concentration. The uninterrupted work period enables the child to focus on a task for as long as they wish without an adult-imposed schedule. The Guide in the environment is cautious not to interrupt and break the child's concentration. As ability to concentrate improves, the child also develops better self-control and self-regulation. #guidepostreston #guidepostmontessori #concentration #childrenshouse #focus #attention #meaningfulwork #montessorimoms #montessoridad

03/12/2023

What opportunity will you look for this week for your child?

03/10/2023

We are excited today is Friday!

03/09/2023

This Thursday we are highlighting our Children's House Assistant Guide, Ms. Snit Tewoldemedhin. When asked what she loves the most about Montessori she replied, "I like that Montessori recognizes the full potential of a child and sets up the environment in a way that children can grow to become independent".

03/08/2023

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Let's take a moment today and celebrate all that women have and will achieve!

03/07/2023

What is Holi and why is it celebrated?

"Holi celebrates the arrival of Spring (season) in India, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival is also an invocation for a good spring harvest season."

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 03/07/2023

Reading the same book over and over again has many benefits including:

📚Vocabulary building
📚Discovering that language is more than just words
📚Learning how words sound
📚Understanding all components of the story

Next time your child wants you to read the same book for the 4,535th time, just know there are some real benefits to it.

03/05/2023

What are some ways your child is showing independence?

03/03/2023

Hooray, it's Friday!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 03/02/2023

Our Muffins with Mom event this morning was so much fun! We loved seeing the smiles on everyone's faces as they enjoyed chocolate or blueberry muffins. We can't wait for our next event!

03/01/2023

Happy, Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 02/28/2023

Four tips for warding off the . Swipe to see!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 02/27/2023

We loved having everyone attend our Kindergarten Information Session last Thursday afternoon. We look forward to having another session for parents to learn more about our campus, the Montessori method, and the importance of the third year.

02/26/2023

What special decorations do you have in your home?

02/25/2023

Reminiscing about our Valentine's Pancake Party that we had last week! Nicole and Christina had so much fun making pancakes and seeing all the smiles on everyone's faces.

02/24/2023

Smile, it's Friday!

02/23/2023

Moving along in our weekly Thursday Guide Highlight, we have Children's House Lead Guide, Ms. Corinna Mueller.

"I initially fell in love with Montessori through my background in Special Education. I strongly believe that it is necessary to individualize education when it comes to guiding a group of children - each with their own developing pesonality. After six years of teaching, I still feel very passionate about fostering the child’s natural joy in learning, their desire to be independent and making every student feel important."

Thanks for sharing, Ms. Corinna!

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 02/22/2023

Watch Me Work Wednesday: Binomial Cube

🟧What is it?
*A box with eight wooden cubes and rectangular prisms painted in various colors.

The child is introduced to the name of the material. The child carries the box to the table, removes the lid and places it at the corner of the box so that the doors of the box open around the lid. One at at time, the child removes each piece from the box beginning with the piece closet to her on the top level. Then, the child proceeds to remove all the top level pieces moving from outside to inside. All the top level pieces are placed randomly and grouped together. Next, she removes all bottom pieces one at a time from outside to inside. All the bottom pieces are placed randomly and grouped together.

The child builds the cube inside the box starting with the big red cube from the bottom level being placed in the corner. After the bottom level is built out, she builds the top-level starting with the red cube in the corner following the same pattern as the bottom level. If the cube was built completely, the doors will close.

🟧Why do we do it?
*Shows the pattern in plane dimension
*Prepares for mathematics
*Prepares for the cube of the binomial
*Prepares for cubed root
*Introduction to algebra
*Prepares for the proof of the formula (a+b)3

Photos from Guidepost Montessori at Reston's post 02/21/2023

When your child is in danger, by all means, saying Be Careful is very much appropriate. But when you're saying be careful for every little thing, all it does is instill fear and they will either ignore you and it doesn't teach them what is actually dangerous.

What we say to them actually matters and a phrase like Be Careful usually triggers their flight or fight response. This can teach them that the world around them isn't safe, not to take risks, or try new things.

Instead of saying Be Careful, try using problem solving questions to provoke them into thinking strategically instead of fearfully.

02/20/2023

Happy Presidents Day from all of us here at Guidepost Reston!

02/19/2023

Keep drop offs short and positive!

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We’re Open and Now Enrolling for the Fall

Guidepost Montessori at Reston is proudly reopening. We're delighted to once again be offering our Montessori programs to all families with the utmost attention to all health and safety standards set by both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health departments—and we're going beyond them.

Administrative staff complete wellness checks and daily health screenings and follow regulations regarding infection control practices including:


  • Routine disinfection of all classroom materials, surfaces, and playground equipment

  • We will also ensure that our class sizes are small for proper distancing
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    11579 Cedar Chase Road
    Herndon, VA
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