Guidepost Montessori at Emeryville

Guidepost Montessori at Emeryville is now enrolling children aged 6 weeks to 6 years old in English or Mandarin immersion. We are dedicated to educating the whole child, providing much more than a traditional nursery, daycare, preschool, or kindergarten education.

Discover the Guidepost difference and schedule a tour of our school today.

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1450 63rd St, Emeryville, CA 94608 US

School: 510-250-3792
Admissions: 442-267-6305
MONDAY-FRIDAY | 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Programs For:

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)

Children's House (3 years to 6 years)

Mandarin Immersion Offered

Guidepost Montessori in Emeryville is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Emeryville, CA. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is a convenient 2-minute walk to Doyle Hillis Park, the Emeryville Amtrack Station, and Artistry Emeryville Apartments.

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. Our Toddler and Children’s House programs are available in Mandarin Immersion.

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 Emeryville Families

Guidepost Montessori has the very best enrollment process I've ever experienced & we are excited to join the community. Ms. Stephanie assisted us from start to finish and her patience and kindness is remarkable. My son & I got to enjoy a virtual tour and see the beautiful campus. We got all our questions answered and I am excited to see my son thrive in this community.

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.

"An environment of independence, love, and encouragement"

I can't say enough great words about Guidepost Montessori in Emeryville! My son has thrived so much from being there. Growing up during COVID was tough for my son because a lot of activities were closed to the public, but being at the school has given him a sense of "normality." His vocabulary skills (and pretty much all areas) are advanced because the Guides (Nido and now Toddler room) foster an environment of independence, love, and encouragement--allowing my son to be confident to just, DO and BE!

Children in a well-organized mixed-age Montessori classroom ponder over an activity using blocks of different sizes, classic Montessori classroom materials

"Constant Transparency"

Can't say enough how grateful we were for our daughter and her time spent at Guidepost. Not only has she grown so much as an independent and very capable child from infant to toddler time but the whole process of joining, the constant transparency, and ability to discuss and know what was going on at any time was huge. Big thank you to Stephanie for always being there and helping us understand what to expect at every part of the process. Also, a huge thank you to our daughter's guides for guiding her and being those great role models for her growth. We especially appreciate all the effort with potty learning and helping our daughter to mostly figure it out before she was 2 years old.

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Julia Neely

Assistant Head of School

Stephanie Fu

English Toddler Lead Guide

Marlene Toledo

Language Immersion Options

Children under the age of six absorb language effortlessly, which is why we are pleased to offer bilingual environments. In our Mandarin Immersion program, children learn both Mandarin and English literacy skills, however, the prevailing language spoken throughout the day is Mandarin. The overall emphasis on Mandarin rapidly increases fluency, as children feel naturally compelled to communicate with their Mandarin-speaking guides. Learn more about our Mandarin Immersion program here.

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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!

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.

One guide watches as two preschool aged students complete a Montessori classroom activity.

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.

Shelves are stacked with colorful paper and organized with classroom tools like scissors, pens, paintbrushes and glue. Students complete work in the background.

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.

Students gather around a guide on a reading rug as they intake a laptop PowerPoint presentation on metamorphic rocks.

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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