The Lillian and Betty Ratner School

27575 Shaker Boulevard,
Cleveland, OH, 44124-0441
     Tel: (216)464-0033
Grades: NS - 8 | 189 students
The Lillian and Betty Ratner School is dedicated to meeting the individual learning needs of a richly diverse population of students, fostering in them respect, creativity and a life-long love of learning.
Through its Montessori Pre-Primary, and Montessori influenced Primary and Middle School programs, Ratner students are prepared for the challenges of rigorous higher education and for productive global citizenship.
The Ratner School's innovative and nurturing environment creates a community of learners where Each Child Thrives.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences are supported
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 189 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition for Day School ranges from $14,615- $16,610.
Admissions Director Dawn Driggs

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Guitar, Kids in the Kitchen, etc., Roots and Shoots, Skiing, Sports Chess, Guitar, Skiing, Sports, Kids in the Kitchen, etc.,
Roots and Shoots,

School Notes:

  • Rigorous Academic Targets: The Ratner School provides customized educational opportunities to inspire an ongoing quest for knowledge and prepares students to compete and succeed in an advanced academic environment.
  • Passionate Leadership: The Ratner School leverages the talents and instincts of our devoted teachers, staff members and school leaders to develop curricula to help each student be more aware of and comfortable with learning strengths and challenges. This approach allows students to excel in competitive environments.
  • Diversity within a Judaic Framework:The Ratner School builds a strong multi-cultural community of students, families and leaders that is appreciative of our School's racially, religiously and ethnically diverse population.
  • Respecting the unique characteristics, personalities and abilities of the individual,The Ratner School tailors an educational program to complement the developmental levels of each child.

Profile last updated: 08/13/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laurel School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gross Schechter Day School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gross Schechter Day School (0.6 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pepper PikeGross Schechter Day School
      (Jewish)
    27601 Fairmount Blvd
    Pepper PikeOH44124
    (216)763-1400
      (Jewish)
    0.6 mi | 224 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • BeachwoodAgnon School
      (Jewish)
    26500 Shaker Blvd
    BeachwoodOH44122
    (216)464-4055
      (Jewish)
    1 mi | 272 students | Gr. K-9                      
  • BeachwoodBeachwood KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    24753 Chagrin Blvd
    BeachwoodOH44122
    (216)378-1590
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • Shaker HeightsLaurel School
    All-girls
    1 Lyman Cir
    Shaker HeightsOH44122
    (216)464-1441
    All-girls
    1.8 mi | 599 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • BeachwoodBeatrice Stone Yavne High School
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    2475 S Green Road
    BeachwoodOH44122
    (216)691-5838
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    2.2 mi | 155 students | Gr. 7-12                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Homeschool or Private School?
Homeschool or Private School?
What do you do when you are dissatisfied with your local public schools? Homeschool your children? Send them to private school? Let's look at your options.
Religious Schools: An Overview
Your religion matters to you. You want your child to attend a school which will combine academics and religious education. Here is an overview of what is available together with some links to denominational web sites.
7 Ways to Improve Your Math Scores
Add things up and you'll quickly find the answer- math is crucial both in academics and the real world. By following these strategies and following personal training programs, students can uncover their weaknesses and conquer math.
Request Information
I am a: Parent   Student  
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Male   Female  
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Public   Private   Parochial  
Applying for financial aid?:
Yes   No   Don't Know  

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Cleveland, OH is $6,056 for elementary schools and $8,733 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cleveland, OH is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).