Higher Ground is changing education

Higher Ground creates Montessori-powered educational offerings that help children on the path towards living life fully. We have developed the platform to launch, finance, and operate exceptional schools at scale. With over 100+ schools, we're just getting started.

The individual life, fully lived

We are redesigning education from the ground up. From developing original curriculum, pedagogy and physical learning materials, to teacher training and innovative technology – we are challenging the assumptions of what education can be.

Our programs enable the developing human child to acquire the skills, knowledge and character they need to make the most of their life. An education designed to enable a Life Fully Lived. We are bringing our education to the world with the goal of reaching over one million students in the next five years.

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The largest and fastest-growing network of Montessori schools in the world

Higher Ground owns and operates Guidepost Montessori Schools and the Academies of Thought and Industry, which together form a network of over 100 schools, with more opening monthly.

Higher Ground's platform consists of original curriculum and pedagogy, proprietary accredited teacher training programs, a powerful school operating system and innovative real estate financing that combine to enable the continued growth of exceptional schools.

A powerful educational foundation

Education should leave children free to make choices and develop independence. And education should offer children a powerful foundation in key skills, the knowledge of civilization, and virtue.

Our approach to education resolves the tension between liberty and core learning. At the core of all of our offerings: carefully prepared learning environments — including highly designed curricular materials, educators with special expertise, and an intentional culture and mixture of peers— with the goal of enabling and inspiring agency.

Our programs serve students from birth through adolescence: Guidepost schools serve children in early childhood and elementary; the Academy of Thought and Industry schools serve adolescents in middle and high school.

“The role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all his potential.”

- Maria Montessori

"A calm, serene child, attached to reality, begins to achieve his elevation through work."

- Maria Montessori

“The effort put into work, study, and learning is the result of interest and nothing can be achieved without effort.”

- Maria Montessori

“There is a need to realize the value of work in all its forms, whether manual or intellectual."

- Maria Montessori

A vision for human flourishing

A love of effort, a drive for purpose, a habitual curiosity, a questing for the truth—these are essential outcomes of Higher Ground programs. We achieve this through the core values that shape our programs:

The Love of Work: purposeful work is central to a life well lived. Through cultivating our capacity to work, we develop a character capable of genuine effort and great achievement.

The Pursuit of Knowledge: we pursue knowledge not as an academic exercise, but to improve our judgement and actions in the world.

The Power of Agency: we believe that human beings, using their reason, judgment and passion, are capable of leading self-directed lives of profound meaning and worth. We seek to always acknowledge and respect our own power to act, and to develop and exercise our capacity to act with conviction in pursuit of our aspirations.

Becoming the author of one's life

We offer child-centered educational programs that serve students from 3 months to 18 years of age at school and in-home.

Curriculum and pedagogy embedded into technology

Drawing on Montessori pedagogy, we have created a universal humanistic curriculum, the Montessorium Baccalaureate, that offers a complete developmental scope and sequence from birth to adulthood.

  • This curriculum is accessible to educators, parents, and (older) children using a learning technology, Altitude, designed to allow mastery-based progression.
  • Our curriculum delivers original programs that enable structured freedom, rich content, and independent learning from infancy through adulthood.​
  • Our integrated technology allows us to offer continuity across ages and interoperability across channels (brick & mortar, virtual, and at-home)​
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