Guidepost Montessori Kent

Our Montessori school in Kent, Washington offers Montessori programs for children between the ages o

Operating as usual

Photos from Guidepost Montessori Kent's post 10/19/2022

We are so grateful for our new families! We had a great first day yesterday celebrating with all our new students and adjusting to the classroom.

10/18/2022

We are officially open 🎉! Thank you to all our inaugural families who have trusted us, waited with us, and grown with us already. Seeing all our student’s faces this morning was worth the wait. We are so proud of our school and we hope you are too. Pictures to come!

10/16/2022

We had a great Inaugural Family Gathering today. Thank you to all those who came out and celebrated with us! More pictures to come.

10/15/2022

We have our signage! Lights will be added, but otherwise we are looking very official.

School starts Monday!

10/15/2022

Hi families! We hope that we'll see you today for our Inaugural Family Gathering. Please check your email for updates regarding the air quality outside. See you at 1!

10/13/2022

Our signage is here! Keep an eye out for our any Guidepost official signs when you’re at campus.

10/11/2022

Indigenous Peoples' Day also known as First People's Day is a holiday in the United States that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures!

10/11/2022

One more week until we welcome all our families! We can’t wait to see you all this week for your Welcome Orientations & we are so excited for Monday!

10/09/2022
10/08/2022

Practical Life Spotlight - Watering Plants

What is it?
The child uses a watering can to water the plants in the environment. The guide may include as part of this lesson testing the soil of the plants to see if it is dry and the plant needs watering.

This activity can also be connected to watering plants outdoors, potting and repotting plants, sprouting seeds, etc…

Why do we do it?
Coordination of movement of the whole body.
Orientation and adaptation to the environment.
Fine motor control.
Motive for repetition and concentration.
Care of the environment.
Indirect preparation for botany.

10/08/2022

We are so excited to start announcing our new staff here soon! One of our Toddler Lead Guides started this week and we're highly anticipating introducing them all to you. Stay tuned!

10/07/2022
10/07/2022

Teacher's Day is a one-day celebration, but students celebrate it every day. Thank you, teachers, for all your contribution on World Teacher's Day.

We at Guidepost Kent cannot say it enough: we are so excited for you to meet our amazing Guides and can’t wait to start introducing them to you all. To our team: you are truly the best of the best. You’ve blessed our school already with your presence and that will only grow.

Only a teacher can open all our minds to their best extent. Keep up the great work!!

10/05/2022

Wishing you a meaningful Yom Kippur today from your Guidepost Kent team.

10/05/2022

Sensorial Spotlight: The Pink Tower

The Pink Tower is a favorite in our Children's House (age 3-6) classroom. Children mix the 10 pink wooden cubes (differing in all three dimensions), and build them into a tower from the largest to the smallest.

This sensory work visualizes discrimination of dimensions, indirect refinement of voluntary movement, muscular education of grip, and preparation of the mathematical mind.

There is so much more beyond the Pink Tower.

10/04/2022

Montessori Mondays:
“The child who has never learned to work by himself, to set goals for his own acts, or to be the master of his own force of will is recognizable in the adult who lets others guide his will and feels a constant need for approval of others.” -Maria Montessori

09/24/2022

Hi all,

Our Inaugural Family Gathering had to be postponed today due to an unforeseen positive Covid case on campus. Communication has gone out but I felt it best to communicate here as well. We’re so sad we had to postpone but we hope to reschedule and we look forward to celebrating safely with you in the near future.

-Kaitlyn

09/21/2022

Happy International Peace Day! We are looking forward to opening and being able to celebrate these days with our students!

09/15/2022

See you there!

Join a team shaping the next generation!

You could be a member of the founding team of Kent, WA.

Saturday, September 17
10 am to noon

At the Guidepost Montessori - Kent

23921 112th Ave SE,
Kent, WA 98031

Come see us in person!

https://boards.greenhouse.io/guidepostmontessori/jobs/4546348

09/11/2022

Happy Grandparents Day! We’ve been fortunate to meet some of the grandparents of our community already and we can’t wait to meet more. We hope you all enjoy your day.

09/10/2022
09/08/2022
09/06/2022

Pre-Registered families: our first Tuesday Email goes out today! It should send to all families at 6pm. Please keep an eye out for it and check your spam/junk folders in case it doesn't go directly to your inbox. If you did not receive one, please reach out to me and let me know.

Lots of good information inside! Hope you enjoy.

-Kaitlyn

09/05/2022

Happy Labor Day! We hope you're having a great weekend.

Love,
Your Guidepost Kent Team.

09/02/2022

We are still in search of a few stellar teachers to join our founding school team at Guidepost Montessori in Kent, WA.

If you or someone you know if actively looking to switch careers and wants to join an amazing, supportive team environment, send us a message or email us today: [email protected]

Please include your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you!

09/02/2022

Our staff’s kids are so excited about our new school and can’t wait for it to open! We know you are too - what are you most excited about?

Photos from Guidepost Montessori Kent's post 09/01/2022

Today we celebrate Maria Montessori’s birthday! We are so thankful for her guidance, wisdom, and passion for finding the best ways to allow children to learn, thrive and grow.

We can’t wait for next year when we can celebrate her birthday with our students! In the meantime we bought flowers and ate cake together as staff.

Learn more about her here:
https://youtu.be/OQy4k1wcAJ0

08/26/2022

When we consider how to incorporate Practical Life into our classrooms, we must first think about what are those aspects of daily life where our brains are stimulated already? What work might a 3 year old child see their guardian do and want to mimic, and how can we foster & encourage that learning, confidence and independence in our classrooms?

When you think of this quote below by Maria Montessori, what comes to mind?

08/25/2022

We are hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 3rd, from 12-2pm! This is a great opportunity for you to come tour if you haven't already, to bring those extra family members or your little one to see our school, and to speak with our staff.

We hope we'll see you there! You can confirm your attendance at the link below.

https://calendly.com/guidepost-montessori-at-kent/open-house?month=2022-09

08/23/2022

Yesterday we welcomed our Children’s House Lead Guide Silvia to our Guidepost Kent family!

08/20/2022

Our dedication to excellence:

August is when our schools observe Thrive, aka Thrive Days. This is our annual professional development event where each school comes together as a team to inspire, connect, and rejuvenate ahead of the new school year. 😻 At Guidepost Kent we will observe our first Thrive days in 2023 as we're gearing up to open in Fall of 2022.

Why did we choose this name? Simply put, to thrive is to flourish and grow. What underpins this idea is the feeling we get when we are truly mastering our craft and experiencing the joy and excitement that comes with this growth. 🥳

This year's theme is Building Towards Excellence!

A peek inside the Children's House 08/20/2022

A peek inside the Children's House

A peek inside the Children's House classroom. This video is a great way to see a typical Children's House classroom before we open!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dt3KnFURzo

A peek inside the Children's House See the magic of the Children's House in action, our scientifically designed learning program for children ages 2.5 to 6 years old. Witness independent learn...

08/19/2022

Doing tours so far has been incredible. It's been amazing to meet so many wonderful families and it's exciting when they decide that our school is the right fit for them.

Our favorite moment so far has been when a family of four (each born in a different country), all took the time to find their individual flags. I love that Guidepost really prioritizes learning components such as World Geography as well as diversity in the classroom. Every child is unique, every culture is celebrated, and that's our standard of excellence here at Guidepost Montessori.

Extracurriculars and Events: The Importance of School Community at Guidepost 08/18/2022

Extracurriculars and Events: The Importance of School Community at Guidepost

Here at Guidepost Montessori, community is prioritized. Our goal is to create and foster monthly events for current & prospective families to come and play, get to know one another & bond as parent & child. We want you to know the other parents in your child's classroom & to feel valued and appreciated as a member of our community - because you are!

We are currently collaborating on what extracurricular activities and events we'd like to create for our school. What events, sports, or activities would you like to see?

https://www.guidepostmontessori.com/blog/extracurriculars-and-events-the-importance-of-school-community-at-guidepost

Extracurriculars and Events: The Importance of School Community at Guidepost Guidepost is committed to cultivating safe and supportive school communities where families can connect with their child’s learning, and where children are encouraged to fully pursue their interests. In this guide, we share our approach to extracurriculars and events.

08/17/2022

Material Spotlight:

Below is a Montessori work found in our Toddler environment. This a great activity for students to hone in on their sensorimotor skills and learn numbers, colors, shapes, all while engaged in purposeful work.

08/16/2022

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

- Maria Montessori

08/15/2022

"When you have solved a problem of controlling the attention of the child, you have solved the entire problem of its education. " - Maria Montessori

Videos (show all)

Happy International Peace Day! We are looking forward to opening and being able to celebrate these days with our student...
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”- Maria Montessori
We're kicking off our set-up week here at the Kent Campus! Our Prepared Environment team is here setting things up with ...
Today is World Chocolate Day! We are sharing the below video in which a Toddler student is practicing their Practical Li...

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23921 112th Avenue Southeast
Kent, WA
98031

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm

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