Category: Guidepost Montessori

New to the Guidepost family: Get to know Yerba Buena

Guidepost Montessori at Yerba Buena is four floors of vibrant learning stacked up on an equally vibrant corner of the SoMa district in San Francisco. It’s bustling here: The clamorous city, the commuter families, long lunches down the block and vivacious energy burned at the Children’s Creativity Museum across the street. At Yerba Buena, your… Read more »

Meet the staff and students at Fort Mason

Kate Moriarty was one of the first team members to open the doors at Fort Mason. When she arrived in 2014, it was an AltSchool and still in its pilot year. She joined maybe 20 others within the AltSchool network of schools at the time, eager to make a change in education. “I had three… Read more »

Resiliency and confidence: Parent community unites at Fort Mason

Walking into Guidepost Montessori at Fort Mason is like visiting Mom and Dad’s. The faces at the door greet you excitedly and warmly. There is color and light and pictures that make you smile, and the people within are so happy to see you that you are immediately grateful for making the decision to come…. Read more »

Q&A with Joel Mendes: MACTE accreditation confirms commitment to quality

The Prepared Montessorian, a toolkit for the Montessori professional, was recently accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). In conversation with Joel Mendes, the Executive Director of the Prepared Montessorian, we discussed what this means for the organization moving forward, and how it will ultimately impact prospective Montessori teachers worldwide.  Click here… Read more »

Q&A: Montessori trainings a natural evolution for the organization

Prepared Montessorian, Higher Ground’s professional development platform for the practicing adult Montessori educator, was recently accredited by MACTE. In conversation with Matt Bateman, Higher Ground’s Vice President of Content, we discuss the content, ideas, curriculum, and intention around Prepared Montessorian. Learn more about the origin of Prepared Montessorian here. What was the beginning of Prepared… Read more »

The genesis of Prepared Montessorian

Prepared Montessorian is a professional development platform seeking to provide the practicing adult Montessori educator with the “prepared environment” necessary to optimally guide the communities under her care. The whole genesis of our platform was to find a way to help adults become excellent Montessori educators in the shortest amount of time possible with the least… Read more »

Meet Stephanie Jamison: ‘I don’t work for a vision, I become it’

Maria Montessori once told us, “The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self.”  For many of us, that means seeking and maintaining that which brings us joy, challenge, or achievement. It means striving toward something not to satisfy others, but for our own good. It can mean time, patience,… Read more »

Guidepost feature: Meet Stephanie Jimenez

Tell us about yourself. ​ My name is Stephanie Jimenez, and I’m the new Head of School at Guidepost Montessori at Williamsburg. I have been an educator for over 10 years, with experience teaching infants through middle school. I was born and raised in New York, and my life changed forever when I moved to… Read more »

Texas school shares positive transition to Guidepost Montessori

Earlier this year, Higher Ground Education acquired a new school in Texas, naming it Guidepost Montessori at Brushy Creek. The school had been active in the Cedar Park community for four years. There were 20 staff members and over 100 students among nine classrooms. The parents and teachers were close. But unexpectedly, the head of… Read more »

Guidepost feature: Meet Salem Islas-Madlo

One of the first things you might notice about Salem Islas-Madlo is her warmth and exuberant laugh. Her education credentials along with her charismatic presence make Salem a delightful addition to the Guidepost Montessori team in Vienna.   Salem joins Guidepost with four years of experience as a Montessori Assistant Guide and will be continuing in… Read more »