Guidepost Fort Mason
Guidepost Montessori is a place where creativity and exploration come together with rigor, purpose, and structure.
At Guidepost Montessori, we are cultivating the next generation of lifelong learners who possess the knowledge, strength of character, creativity, and drive to impact the modern world.
Our educators put children at the center of their own learning by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to advocate for themselves. As agents of their own learning, Guidepost Montessori children are creating the change they want to see in the dynamic environments around them.
Children learn and are assessed on non-academic life skills with the same level of rigor as core academic knowledge.
We are accepting applications for transitional kindergarten through 8th grade for the 2022-2023 school year (in-person).
Please book a tour to visit our campus and learn more about the programs we offer: https://guidepostmontessori.com/fort-mason.
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Alternative School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 55 students
- Yearly Tuition: $32,000
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
National avg.: 85%
Our small, community-based campus supports the development of deeply enriching relationships between students, educators, and families. We explore the following areas:
- Personalized Project-Based Learning: Educators use a proven cycle of learning that aligns with how children learn best.
- Multi-Age Programs: Two to three-year age bands replace traditional grades; our programs challenge and support students at their individual level of knowledge and skills.
- Learning Beyond School Walls: Small, community-based campuses blur traditional boundaries between school and community. Exploring the community and bringing experts into our schools grounds learning in real-world experiences.
- A Whole-Child Approach: A deep learner profile for each student that goes beyond grades and test scores, incorporating knowledge, skills, and habits-and evolves with your child.
- A Bigger Purpose: Children and parents contribute to co-creating a platform that not only powers our schools but also aims to improve education for all children.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Guidepost Fort Mason cost?
Guidepost Fort Mason's tuition is approximately $32,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Guidepost Fort Mason?
The acceptance rate of Guidepost Fort Mason is 100%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.
Does Guidepost Fort Mason offer a summer program?
Yes, Guidepost Fort Mason offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Guidepost Fort Mason?
The application deadline for Guidepost Fort Mason is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
Guidepost Montessori Fort Mason has a solid administrative leadership that cares deeply about the development and education of its kids. I currently have two elementary children attending and when I ask how their day was, they can give me profound feedback about their activities and interactions- something previously missing from our conversations. The staff and the school's philosophy align with my priorities as a parent: to spark curiosity and a love of learning. When I ask my upper elementary child why he chooses this school over others "I have never been to a school that teaches me how to be a friend and part of a community the way they do here. There aren't a lot of kids but we all care about each other even though we are different. They don't just teach us things from books, but they help me know how to build relationships."From my lower elementary childhood, "I am the youngest in the class but I am always learning from my teachers and friends. I am allowed to make mistakes and I can learn from them. I have learned to read more and I like it now too."
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