3909 Oak St, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
Monday-Friday | 7:00 - 18:00
child care home(from 3 to 6 years - including kindergarten)
Guidepost Montessori in Fairfax is a Montessori school located in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia. Our campus offers bright classrooms that provide a calm and comfortable learning environment for children aged 3 to 6 years. Our school's prime location at the intersection of Oak St. and Cedar Ave. We are across the road from the iconic Chilcott Stadium, home to many local sporting events.
Our campus is conveniently located just off Route 50, making it easily accessible for families commuting from the surrounding area. With this prime location, families can enjoy easy access to major roads and highways, including Route 66 and the Fairfax County Parkway.
Explore our programs
What is the Montessori equivalent name for kindergarten? The preschool years correspond to our orphanage program. Click on each image below to read the program overview and find out what your child will learn when they come to our school.
Meet our school team
Guidance for orphanages
Montessori for the military
We are committed to combining financial assistance, fellowship and continuity of education for our nation's heroes and their families. We firmly believe that your child's education should not be a sacrifice when duty calls.
We can offer a hassle-free moving process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30 of our US-based campuses are within 30 miles of military facilities and have joined the Child Care Aware of America child care assistance program, which connects early childhood learning assistance to eligible off-base families.
Learn more aboutMontessori for the military here.
What sets us apart from traditional schools
As the largest Montessori school chain in the United States, Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its excellent academic standards, steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and deep respect for each child's potential.At Guidepost, our mission is to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and freedom of action needed to reach their highest potential.
Education for life
Our education gives you the freedom and guidance you need to build your sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of his development – socially, emotionally, physically, academically and more.
Deeply individualized learning
The lessons are carefully structured and designed to suit the individual student's developmental level and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students more and more responsibility for their learning as they grow.
Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts
Our programs are designed by leading experts in education and implemented by qualified teachers with passion. All our lead guides must be AMI, AMS or PMI Montessori certified and undergo ongoing training and professional development.
Carefully prepared surroundings
At the heart of our school is the belief that children thrive when they have freedom and responsibility in an environment prepared for them. Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully selected and carefully displayed - to inspire and encourage your child to explore.
We believe our students' education is stronger when we can serve the whole family, so we are committed to very few closings during the school year and offer extended day options for families.
Continuity and mobility
Our schools offer continuous Montessori education for children from 10 weeks to 18 years. With a growing network of over 100 schools in the US, China and Europe - combined with our virtual and home education options - we can support the continuity and coherence of your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.
Listen to our Fairfax families
Our family has had a good experience with Guidepost. Almost immediately, my daughter followed in her older children's footsteps, learning the alphabet, reading, math, all in an independent and collaborative work environment.
When we visited it seemed like ridiculously organized chaos, but this structure has moved from the classroom to our home. Our daughter puts the dishes away, says thank you, says a prayer before meals and has good manners, which we know are nurtured at Guidepost.
We've connected with like-minded parents and we're really optimistic about the trajectory he's following after a few years here.
"This is such an amazing Montessori school!"
When we came to see the Montessori guide post in Fairfax, we were struck by its originality. Children have their own playground at the back of the school, surrounded by a fence. It is intimate but spacious enough for all children to play there.
The school is very clean and organized. The classrooms are decorated in a typical Montessori style with the added charm of exhibited artwork made by students. The department takes the time to decorate for the seasons and holidays.
The most charming and wonderful aspect of this school is the faculty. Everyone is kind, caring, patient, gentle and respectful. They immediately treated our family as their own. It is thanks to them that our daughter loves going to school every day. It has flourished under their care and guidance and we cannot thank them enough.
It is such an amazing Montessori school! We highly recommend.
"Recommend this school!"
Fantastic Montessori school! My daughter started school when she was 3 years old and within two months she has completely adjusted to her new environment and is ready to go to school every day. The teachers are very caring and knowledgeable and the administrative staff are always very helpful and flexible. The school plans a whole term with so many interesting events to keep the children busy and interested. I love daily pictures of children's activities. I highly recommend this school!
Hear what parents have to say about Guidepost Montessori
Changing the world, one student at a time
We are a school where children enjoy learning – thus enabling them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.
to create things.
Encounter fantastic literature that inspires the development of their character.
To build ourselves as capable, efficient beings.
To place oneself in history and in society.
To foster meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.
Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each child individually and help them realize their unlimited potential and the opportunities they are given to make real and lasting change throughout their lives.
Stay connected to your child's learning
With our Transparent Classroom app, you have an insight into your child's daily school experience.
Your child's Primary Guide will share what your child is learning and their grades in real time - this way you can follow your child's development very closely throughout the day, months and years that you are on the Guidepost network. If you move from one of our locations to another, your child's progress and follow-up will be tracked in the app and easily accessible. Read more aboutTransparent class here.
In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:
- Daily toilet visits, food (baby bottle) and sleeping habits
- Syllabus introduction, progression and conclusion
- Overview of all activities at the end of the day
- Attention such as bringing more diapers or a new set of clothes
- Reminders of upcoming classroom events such as birthdays, holidays or special occasions
Do you want to become a room parent? Tell your child's Lead Guide!
Give your child the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to educating children of all ages with over 120 face-to-face schools, virtual and home schooling, and immersion opportunities in Spanish and Mandarin.
Our curriculum promotes independence, creativity and a love of learning. Book a school trip today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of Montessori education.
Learn more about our:
- school programs
- Virtual school programs
- homeschooling programs
- Spanish immersion
- Mandarin dypning