Guidepost Montessori Wicker Park

Guidepost Montessori Wicker Park


Higher Ground Education


1530 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


Helios Construction assisted Higher Ground Education with the design, permitting, and construction of their new Guidepost Montessori School in the lively Wicker Park neighborhood.


12,000 SF



Helios assisted Higher Ground Education with designing, permitting, and constructing their first Guidepost Montessori School location in the lively Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.

The project scope for Guidepost Montessori Wicker Park included updating the 112-year-old building with modern finishes and improving the exterior of the building to maintain the character of the local area. Work included conceptual budgeting, code design, permit processing, construction management, and assistance with local and state childcare licensing requirements, which allowed for a fall opening of Guidepost Montessori’s first Chicago location.

Helios has continued to work with Higher Ground Education on four more national locations in Alexandria, VA; Naperville (downtown), IL; Naperville (Southwest), IL; and the West Loop of Chicago.



Helios has been a trusted partner for years. Their team is timely, talented, and detailed in ensuring that our needs and timelines are met. The transparency and quality they deliver from inception to completion has been a highlight when expanding our business.

Elan Walshe, Director Construction & Development – Higher Ground Education

Key Features

  Replaced or enhanced MEP systems

  Premium, yet subdued finishes that meet client cost objectives

  Custom built-in millwork

  Creative reuse of existing features and adaptation of existing spaces to meet the Montessori model