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Guidepost Montessori will open three new campuses in August 2024, after acquiring Woodland Pre-Schools in Hong Kong. The schools in Mid-Levels, Repulse Bay, and Sai Kung will be transformed and re-open under Cosmic Education Group (CEG) — the largest operator of Montessori schools in Asia — and offer families an elevated educational experience. The three campuses will feature new learning environments, enriching indoor and outdoor play spaces, and a comprehensive Montessori curriculum tailored to meet the needs of each child.

With this move, Guidepost Montessori now has 27 campuses across Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, and Mainland China. “We are thrilled to welcome Woodland Schools into the Guidepost Montessori family,” says Steve Xu, CEO and Founder, CEG, adding. “This allows us to further solidify our commitment to providing more families with access to high-quality Montessori education and a supportive community.”

A holistic education experience

Guidepost Montessori is dedicated to upholding the child-centred principles that have been at the heart of Woodland’s programme. “Completing this transition will mean a full, authentic Montessori curriculum designed for today’s students. That’s our pledge to the parents we serve,” says Xu, also a proud parent of two children in Guidepost schools.

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Children at the Guidepost Montessori schools in Hong Kong will get the benefit of an authentic Montessori curriculum tailored to each child’s specific needs.

The expansion and growth reflect a dedication to providing a holistic education experience that truly allows families to have it all. “Why should parents choose between a happy school and an academically challenging school? We firmly believe that you can have it all, and at Guidepost Montessori, your child’s education can be both joyful and rigorous,” says Amanda Guo, Vice President of Schools, CEG, also a Guidepost parent.

Customised curriculum for each child

At Guidepost, the authentic Montessori curriculum is scientifically structured to support the developmental needs of all children, while being uniquely customised to each individual child’s needs and interests. With Guidepost’s approach to dual-language learning, the whole curriculum is available in both English and Mandarin, and every classroom has a full-time English teacher and full-time Mandarin teacher.

Commitment to parents and communities

One thing that makes Guidepost different is the experience provided to parents. Even busy parents can be fully engaged in their children’s education easily with real-time insight into their daily activities and progression through the curriculum. Guidepost Montessori makes billing easy too, accepting credit card payments at no extra cost, and charging only tuition fees, rather than additional fees such as capital levies or registration fees.

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The Guidepost Montessori campuses in Hong Kong, such as this one in Clearwater Bay, have enriching indoor spaces.

As Guidepost Montessori expands, it remains committed to building close-knit school environments while offering the advantages of a larger network. “Our goal is to create not just exceptional schools, but thriving communities,” adds Matt Sears, Vice President of Operations, CEG, and a Guidepost parent. “Families can enjoy the sense of familiarity and personal connection within their campus while gaining access to a larger network of resources and benefits like monthly birthday parties, free events for Guidepost families, seasonal camps across Asia, and smooth transfers if a family ever relocates.”

Visitors to a Guidepost campus will have the opportunity to witness the difference first-hand, and experience the way Guidepost Montessori serves families across Asia.

For more information, visit the Guidepost Montessori website, or contact the admission team at +852 9126 6211 or

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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