Tuckahoe Montessori School

Tel: (804)359-2754
Grades: NS-4 | 82 students
Tuckahoe Montessori School (TMS) has served Richmond children and their families for over thirty years.
Tuckahoe Montessori School offers three programs to meet the educational and developmental needs of children between the ages of 18-months and nine years.
In each classroom, students benefit from a purposeful implementation of the Montessori method, growing in autonomy within a framework that emphasizes peaceful order, fosters the natural curiosity that leads to learning, and guides exploration of increasingly challenging concepts.
TMS is committed to communicating the philosophy of the classrooms to parents who may be concerned that a Montessori school offers too much or two little freedom to children.
Both concerns were actually addressed by Dr. Montessori: "To give a child liberty is not to abandon him to himself." At TMS, children are offer a guided freedom, one that inspires while reinforcing self-possession and peaceful interactions.
Parents of TMS students are provided numerous opportunities to learn more about the Montessori Method, to gain insight into their child`s daily experiences and to discover strategies for communicating Montessori principles in the home.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other Montessori association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-4
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 82 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Tuckahoe Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Amanda Edmondson


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Gymnastics, SoccerGymnasticsSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chinese, Gymnastics, Soccer, Spanish Chinese, Gymnastics, Soccer, Spanish,

School Notes

The TMS Core Commitments:

  • Purposeful implementation of the Montessori method, in the hands of experienced and loving teacher/guides, to tap the extraordinary gifts of each child
  • A school culture anchored in trust, kindness, and the Montessori concept of education as the "unfolding" of intelligence and individuality within a calm and ordered environment
  • The importance of intercultural awareness and understanding as children explore geography, literature, and languages
  • Supportive structure for families
  • A time-tested instructional approach to reading and mathematics that results in a comfortable and natural mastery of concepts

Profile last updated: 05/12/2016

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