Founded in 1965, the Montessori School of Rochester is a secular, not for profit educational institution which follows the philosophy and teaching methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Serving children ages 6 weeks to grade 4, our programs foster growth, independence, self-esteem and a lifelong love of learning.
Two striking characteristics of children in the Montessori environments are a profound joy in learning, and the sense of pride and ownership that students display for their work.
These are essential traits that lead to continued success throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
The prepared environments and the role of the teacher in the classroom distinguishes Montessori from other educational approaches.
At Montessori School of Rochester the teacher spends the day giving presentations or representations of activities available on the shelves; meanwhile, children not actively engaged in a presentation will be working independently, getting their own snack, or going to the bathroom when the need arises.
This freedom fosters responsible behavior under the guidance and verification of watchful adults.
By giving children responsibility for their behavior, to the extent that they are capable of acceptably responding to it, self-control and an internal set of guidelines are established as part of the child's personality.
The special environments enable children to explore qualities of materials through various tasks which induce thinking about relationships.
The prepared environment also offers practical occasions for introducing social relationships through free interaction; the logical, sequential nature of the programs and curriculum provides orderly structure that guide discovery.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 83 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
Year Founded
1965
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
83 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Montessori School Of Rochester Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No cartoon/character wear allowed)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Angela Caprarotta

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Chess, Cooking, Languages, Music, Science, Yoga

School Reviews

5  
My children both attend the Montessori School of Rochester, and have been since the age of 9 months. Our son was in the "Nido Community" until he was about 18 months of age, at which point he moved up to the "Toddler Community". His development, and independence has absolutely skyrocketed since we joined the MSR Community. He has been given the opportunity to choose his work, and be continually challenged and introduced to new work as he grows and develops. The community is strong with individuals who are personally invested in our children's lives. Our children love going to school, are happy when we drop them off, and happy when we pick them up. Placing our children in the MSR community has been one of the best decisions we could have made for our family. We feel blessed to have found such a positive and challenging environment for our children to continue their growth and development in.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 83 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Rochester, NY is $6,195 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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