Blue Ridge Montessori School

The mission of Blue Ridge Montessori School is to aid children in the task of self-construction in a nurturing environment.
In the spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori, we promote peace, concentration, creative problem solving, order, and independence.
Social, emotional and academic growth is encouraged in a developmentally appropriate learning environment.
Respect for the child and all living things is at the heart of all we do.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 158 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,000
  • Application Deadline: May. 1 / Jul. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1985
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
158 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Blue Ridge Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
32:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
May. 1 / Jul. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please call 434-525-0061 for tuition information
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer camp tuition is weekly. tuition is based upon age and daily attendance.
Admissions Director
Kathleen Olinger

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Photography Club, Quest Club - STEAM program

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music Class, Spanish Language Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Physical Education

School Notes

  • The mission of The Blue Ridge Montessori School is to aid children in the task of self-construction in a nurturing environment. In the spirit of Dr. Maria Montessori, we promote peace, concentration, creative problem solving, order, and independence. Social, emotional and academic growth is encouraged in a developmentally appropriate learning environment. Respect for the child and all living things, is at the heart of all we do.
  • Blue Ridge Montessori`s philosophy is based on the belief that education is more than just a search for intellectual skills. It is a preparation for life. It is our goal at Blue Ridge Montessori School to provide an environment that assists the children in every aspect of their development, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Blue Ridge Montessori School cost?
Blue Ridge Montessori School's tuition is approximately $10,000 for private students.
What schools are Blue Ridge Montessori School often compared to?
Blue Ridge Montessori Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like James River Day School by visitors of our site.
Does Blue Ridge Montessori School offer a summer program?
Yes, Blue Ridge Montessori School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Blue Ridge Montessori School offer?
Blue Ridge Montessori School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Archery, Intramural Sports Only and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Blue Ridge Montessori School?
The application deadline for Blue Ridge Montessori School is May. 1 / Jul. 31 / rolling (applications are due on May. 1 / Jul. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I could never imagine my kids in a traditional school. My husband and I toured everything and Blue Ridge Montessori School was the only one that was truly different even from the private schools. It's a place where kids were encouraged to explore, try, fail, try again, question and so much more. We recently just got a new leadership team who is bringing so much more to the school and ensuring everything Montessori is happening. My 4 year had the opportunity to explore writing in cursive and as she would be it my teacher gives me a lesson every day. Those lessons are one on one and at the appropriate level for where she is academic. My son who is now 7 was always told the topic he wanted to learn wasn't developmentally appropriate for his age. My son is gifted and has autism. What developmental appropriate for him is different from my other child. This school values that. They understand he wants to learn and discuss things at a different level than most kids his age and that is encouraged. Under this new team, I look forward to seeing my kids blossom and the school grow. Come check them out. Just a fun fact...Blue Ridge Montessori School was the first Montessori school in this area. The founder is still at the school every day helping out.
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5  
The quality and standards of the school have gone down tremendously - they don't use Montessori methodology and are more traditionally driven. And its expensive school. Teachers do preferential treatment to kids.
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5  
I''m amazed at what my children can do!! The staff lovingly care for my children while at school. They foster my kids'' interests as they guide them through the Montessori materials. I am allowed to observe my children as they work. After a while, they forget I am even there! My pre-K daughter knows the days of the week, all of the planets, how to take care of her space, and how to be kind to others. My young son comes home singing songs he learned at circle and can do buttons. He dresses himself including his shoes each day. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Ridge Montessori School!!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 158 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,000
  • Application Deadline: May. 1 / Jul. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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