Give your child the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori empowers your child to understand the world and choose their place within it. We serve children ages 0 to 14 with infant, toddler, kindergarten, and elementary school programs both at school and in-home.

Discover your individual path to excellence

The Academy of Thought & Industry (ATI) combines the best of a vibrant, liberal arts education with creativity, independence, and personalization for middle and high school students. Our programs include full-time campus and virtual options, as well as part-time and summer courses.

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

Higher Ground owns and operates over 100+ schools in North America, Europe and Asia. We offer Montessori programs that serve the child from birth through adolescence under the brands Guidepost Montessori (early years) and Academy of Thought & Industry (adolescent)


Unlocking the full potential of every child

Guidepost Montessori equips each child with the knowledge, confidence, and tools needed to reach their highest potential as they grow into independent adults.

Guidepost schools serve children ages 0 to 12 with infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs.

In pursuit of a life fully lived

The Academy of Thought and Industry is a Montessori-inspired middle and high school. We combine the best of a classical education with personalized learning based on interest, passion, and curiosity.

The Academy of Thought and Industry is on a mission to rethink education from the ground up. We want our children to be happy, and the education they receive needs to provide them with a foundation where they believe they are capable.

Our one goal at the Academy of Thought and Industry is to help each student become their very best self.

Guidepost Montessori at Paradise Valley, AZ

Guidepost Montessori in Paradise Valley is a recently opened, thriving Montessori school community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located near the intersection of N Tatum Blvd and Greenway Road.

Academy of Thought & Industry, Austin TX

Now in its fifth year of operation, the Academy of Thought and Industry, Austin is a close-knit community of self-motivated adolescents. Middle and High school students share a spacious, multi-story building complete with open-floor workspaces, private study rooms, and a fully-equipped makerspace. ATI Austin is located at 5815 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.

Guidepost Montessori at Roatan

Guidepost Montessori at Roatan is in its second year of operation and has grown from 1 elementary classroom for 8 students, to an elementary and a children’s house classroom serving 30 students. Located in the beautiful Pristine Bay Resort and nestled on a hilltop with full views of the award-winning golf course and the Meso-American Reef, the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.