Guidepost Montessori at Ashburn Village

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

View of Guidepost Montessori at Ashburn Village from the parking lot showing the two-story, three-faced building with its triangular peak in the middle. Trees with no leaves loom on the right side as a sun sets, painting the light a golden yellow.
Ashburn Village
21711 Shellhorn Road Ashburn VA 20147 US

School: 571-210-7707
Admissions: 703-884-0226
Email: ashburnvillage@guidepostmontessori.com
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs For:

Nido (6 weeks to 16 months)

Toddler (16 months to 3 years)

Children's House (3 years to 6 years)

Guidepost Montessori at Ashburn Village is located in the Broadlands community just north of Brambleton, VA. Our school entrance is across the street from Heritage Baptist Church and adjacent to the Mini Mart! Enter on the back side when turning off of Ashburn road onto Shellhorn road.

We offer a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from infancy through kindergarten.

We are committed to providing a high-quality education that inspires each child's individual spirit of inquiry. We do this by creating an engaging environment where students have the opportunity to explore, discover, and develop skills through hands-on learning experiences.

At Guidepost Montessori, we offer a comprehensive academic program with rigorous standards in literacy and math as well as science and social studies. We also offer a robust extended day program with activites such as art, cooking, and science.

Our school community is committed to diversity and inclusivity. We welcome students of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities into our classrooms so that everyone can learn from one another.

For more information about our school and to schedule a tour, please contact us today!

Explore Our Programs

What are the Montessori equivalent names for daycare, preschool, and kindergarten? Daycare corresponds to our Nido program, preschool years correspond to our Toddler program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our Children's House program. Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.

Hear what parents have to say about Guidepost Montessori

Changing the world, one student at a time

We are a school where children find the joy in learning — and thus make it possible for them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.

To think mathematically.
To solve problems.
To create things.
To encounter great literature that inspires their character development.
To build themselves as capable, efficacious beings.
To place themselves in history and in society.
To spark meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.

Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each individual child, to help them realize their limitless potential, and the opportunities they will have to create real and lasting change throughout their lifetime.

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Hear from our Ashburn Village Families

I toured a lot of places looking for daycare for my baby. As soon as I walked in the guidepost center I could see the difference. The teachers actually care for my kid, everyone knows her name and are so so kind. My kid is so happy every day and it gives me peace to drop my daughter off and know that she will be in great hands and have the opportunity to learn and grow at her pace.

Three kindergarten-aged school girls enjoy a conversation over glasses of milk, while two other students complete activities behind them in the well-organized Montessori classroom.

"Guidepost is a second home for my family!"

Guidepost Montessori at Ashburn Village is a second home for my family! The administration is so kind and thoughtful. They plan fun events for our community to grow closer together and get to know each other. Each day, they make time to talk to the parents. My daughter is apart of the Nido (infant) classroom and loves it!! She has created such beautiful bonds with the staff and children at this school. There is no doubt in my mind that she is exceptionally taken care of and that her overall development is being nurtured. I highly recommend this school to anyone seeking to build a sense of belonging, independence and a passion for learning within their children.

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"Great teachers, great program that makes parents feel at ease"

I have so many good things to say about this school.

My son just turned 28month and we found this certificated Montessori school in our neighborhood. It is brand new, clean with very clam environment. Teachers are super caring, loving and patient, my son loved it the first day he went there and keeps wanting to go back. He got attached to his teacher right away. He is more interactive, speaks more words and more independent. I got photos and comments daily and school tracks his learning progress in details. Great teachers, great program make parents feel at ease.

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Kisha Williams

Assistant Head of School

Alejandra Morales

Jr. Nido Guide

Elizabeth Miller

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Stay connected to your child's learning

Thanks to our app Transparent Classroom, you get a window into your child’s experience of school daily.

Your child’s Lead Guide will share what your child is learning and what their real-time assessments are - this way you can very closely follow your child’s development throughout the day, months, and years you stay within the Guidepost network. If you transfer from one of our locations to the next, your child’s progress and continuity will be tracked in the app and readily accessible. Read more about Transparent Classroom here.

In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:

  • Daily toileting, eating (bottle feeding for infants), and sleeping habits
  • Curriculum introduction, progress, and completion
  • End of day summary of all activities
  • Notes such as bringing in more diapers or a new set of clothes
  • Reminders for upcoming classroom events like birthdays, holidays, or special occasions

Interested in becoming a room parent? Let your child's Lead guide know!

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Montessori for Military

We are committed to bridging financial assistance, community, and continuity of education to our nation’s heroes and their families. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.

We can offer a seamless transfer process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30+ of our campuses based in the U.S. are located within 30 miles of military installations and have joined Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program, bridging early childhood tuition assistance to eligible families off-base.

Learn more about Montessori for Military here.

What sets us apart from traditional schools

As the largest network of Montessori schools in the U.S., Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. At Guidepost, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.

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Education for life

Our education provides the freedom and guidance needed to construct a sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of their development – social, emotional, physical, academic, and beyond.

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Deeply individualized learning

Lessons are carefully structured and designed to appeal to each student's level of development and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students increasing responsibility over their learning as they grow.

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Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts

Our programming has been designed by leading education experts, and is implemented by passionate, qualified teachers. All of our Lead Guides are required to be AMI, AMS, or PMI Montessori certified and receive ongoing training and professional development.

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Carefully prepared environment

At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them. Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.

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Year-round programming

We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve the whole family, which is why we are committed to very few closures throughout the school year, and offer extended day options for families.

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Continuity and mobility

Our schools offer a continuing Montessori education for children as young as 10 weeks through to 18 years old. With a growing network of 100+ schools across the U.S., China and Europe - combined with our virtual and homeschool options - we can support continuity and consistency in your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.

Giving children the keys to life.

Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.

Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.

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