The team from Guidepost, a network of Montessori education schools around the world, gives us some insights into their exciting summer programmes for children up to six years of age – in Hong Kong and abroad!
Tell us a bit about what you do.
Guidepost offers a unique and holistic approach to Montessori education for children six months to 12 years of age, with over 100 schools worldwide, including seven locations in Hong Kong, eight in mainland China, and a new one in Bali from July this year. Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity and a love of learning.
What does Guidepost have in store for summer?
After two years of amazing summer programmes in Hong Kong, we’re excited to share an expanded set of options for families this year. These include unique learning experiences for children aged six months to six years in Hong Kong, Bali, Beijing and Hangzhou.
Hong Kong – Mini Makers Summer Camp
Guidepost Mini Makers camp is all about creativity and fun – it’s the ideal program for young makers interested in DIY, creating, crafting, tinkering and learning! They’ll work on the process of design and production, using critical thinking skills while collaborating on projects with peers who have similar interests. At the end of the week, children will have something self-designed and seIf-created.
When: Weekly enrolment from 3 July to 5 August (dates differ by location)
Where: All six of Guidepost’s Hong Kong locations: Chai Wan, Causeway Bay, Clearwater Bay, Discovery Bay, Kennedy Town and Pok Fu Lam.
Bali, Indonesia – Bali Adventure at AYANA
Held in the stunning AYANA Estate, this one-of-a-kind experience connects children to Bali’s diverse natural beauty and unique culture in an authentic Montessori learning environment. They’ll experience a rich array of blended activities that scaffold their minds, challenge their bodies, and delight their souls. At the end of each week, a family off-site learning activity is scheduled – a shared gift of memories to families that they take home when they leave.
When: Weekly enrolment from 4 July to 26 August
Where: Guidepost at AYANA Estate, a five-star luxury resort on Bali’s “sunset coast” (with an exclusive accommodation discount of up to 30 percent)
Mainland China – Mandarin Immersion Programme
This programme involves immersive culture and language learning set in authentic Montessori environments in Beijing or Hangzhou. Children will be immersed in a native Mandarin environment led by qualified Montessori guides and will be able to explore the rich history and culture of the city.
When: Weekly enrolment from 3 July to 25 August
Where: At Guidepost’s unique and stunning campuses in Beijing and Hangzhou
To learn more about a Montessori education at Guidepost Hong Kong Schools or for more information about their summer programmes for children, call 9126 6211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.