The Lillian and Betty Ratner School

27575 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44124-0441
Tel: (216)464-0033
Grades: NS-8 | 144 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 144 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Lillian and Betty Ratner School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
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


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


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 (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gross Schechter Day School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gross Schechter Day School (0.4 miles away)
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