Category: Guidepost Montessori

Calling All Educators: Back to Work in the Context of COVID-19

Returning to the classroom during the disruption caused by the pandemic has been challenging for both parents and teachers. Each family must evaluate their own risk tolerance in balance with the financial, logistical and emotional needs unique to their dynamic. At Higher Ground Education, which runs the world’s largest dedicated network of Montessori schools, diversifying program offerings to secure continuity of education for children and continuity… Read more »

Guidepost at Home Partners with city-based housing brand Kin to bring childcare on-site

Kin, a real estate brand that builds and operates community-focused housing for young families, launched in 2019 as a collaboration between Common and Tishman Speyer. They  are a small team on a big mission to forge tech and shared spaces in a way that creates truly family-friendly urban living. Everything from the design of residential Kin buildings to community programming is rooted in the belief that families live better when they are part of a strong community. When Guidepost Montessori launched Guidepost At Home’s nanny share in the city this… Read more »

Higher Ground opens first-of-its-kind winter school in Northern Utah

Jan. 29, 2020 — POWDER MOUNTAIN, Utah — Higher Ground Education, global Montessori school operator, has opened its first Guidepost Montessori Winter School at Powder Mountain Ski Resort. With nearly 50 schools in operation around the world, this is the first time the school network has created a destination learning site.  The new winter school,… Read more »

Higher Ground acquires nanny sharing platform, CozyKin

Dec. 17, 2019 — LAKE FOREST, CA — Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home. Founded in 2016, Higher Ground operates multiple education brands, including Guidepost Montessori, the Academy of Thought and… Read more »

Movement in Montessori

If you observe a Montessori classroom in action, that is precisely what you’ll witness – movement. Movement is an integral part of the Montessori method. Children move freely through the prepared environment, choosing a shelf by which to select an activity and a table by which to work. Movement is also deeply tied to social… Read more »

Duo at Lake Norman lean on one another, inspire Guidepost community

Dolores Murgolo and Tomeka Bostic have been working together since the beginning of Guidepost Montessori, over three years ago. In fact, the growing network of schools that now has nearly 50 campuses worldwide was built from the backs of their own learning, in a little Montessori school in North Carolina. But that was then. Today,… Read more »

Meet Emily Ward: Love for outdoors aligns with passion for the work

The coast of Southern California is beautifully charming — with its salty air and golden horizons — but when Emily Ward gazes toward the sunset, she’s dreaming of the mountains instead. That’s where home is. And although she’s settled in nicely with her family in San Clemente, a peaceful town near the coast, she breathes… Read more »

Montessori and the Work Environment

Montessori is one of those things that often needs to be seen to be believed. This is why Montessori schools typically recommend that prospective families set up a time to observe the classroom in action. For many of us, especially those who attended a more traditional educational background, the concepts displayed in a Montessori classroom… Read more »