Category: Higher Ground Education

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 »

Human Achievement and Human Development

It is well-known that Maria Montessori views child development as a self-directed process. When children learn, whether it’s to grasp or to walk, to count or to write, to classify plants or to empathize with others, it is done by the child’s activity. Educators and caretakers can and ought to help children learn and grow… Read more »

Press Release: Higher Ground Education, The Roots of Progress Co-Found Global “Progress Studies” Curriculum for High School Students

(Lake Forest, CA, MAY 2020) –  The Roots of Progress and Higher Ground Education have partnered to create a high-school program within the emerging field of Progress Studies – the study of scientific, industrial, technological, and economic advancement. “Progress Studies for Young Scholars” is now enrolling applicants globally for a June launch. The program, which will… 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 »

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms, Prevention, and How to Discuss With Your Child

In this article, we want to share three important topics concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19): symptoms, prevention, and how to discuss the illness with your child. This is an ongoing issue and one that our team is closely monitoring. We will be sure to update this post and share more resources as the CDC learns more. Know… 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 »

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 »