Education is the challenge of our times, and an incredible market opportunity. The early childhood, primary, and secondary education industry is a trillion-dollar industry that is, overall, executed very poorly and is highly fragmented.
Higher Ground Education proposes to tackle this challenge by capitalizing on and scaling the Montessori
approach to education. The Montessori approach is characterized by a disruptive early childhood focus, a
pre-existing international movement and talent pool, and a rich pedagogical approach with a century of
validation and incredible synergies with the best trends in contemporary education.
To learn more about the Montessori approach, watch our video here.
The Higher Ground team is uniquely poised to mainstream and modernize the Montessori approach, having a difficult-to-replicate blend of experience, credibility, and expertise from a wide variety of industries. The team has:
To learn more about our Team, watch our video here.
Higher Ground’s core competence, operating private Montessori schools for infants through 8th graders at
scale, is itself a billion-dollar business. It also allows for entry into highly promising and impactful orthogonal
markets such as education services, corporate care, tutoring, parent services, and more.
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Signed LOIs on six schools across the country, and expect to close on the first school (in Charlotte) in mid-AugustJuly, 2016
MOU signed with national real estate partner to fund $50+ million in real estate acquisitions per yearJuly, 2016
Team formerly created, managed, and scaled a network of Montessori schools, with 20+ campuses and 2500+ students in CA, NY, and VAJune, 2016
Team operated schools at high end of the market, with tuition ranging from $15,000 to $35,000, and 30 to 35% campus-level EBIDTAJune, 2016
Secured first $500,000 EB-5 visa investment, and currently have two more such investments in the worksJuly, 2016
Features suite Montessori-inspired programs that address market hunger for quality alternate ed, language immersion, infant care, and moreJune, 2016
Team uniquely positioned in Montessori world to access top talent, training partnerships, and below-market acquisition opportunitiesJune, 2016
Creative approach to project-specific financing: startup costs funded with non-dilutive capital from asset investors, REITs, EB5s, parentsJune, 2016
Final stage negotiations with two national REITs seeking to fund school estateJune, 2016
Established partnership with SIMS teacher training center in Phoenix as prototype for replicable Montessori training center relationshipJune, 2016
Created first brand and school network, Guidepost Montessori: guidepostmontessori.comJuly, 2016