Ocean State Montessori School

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The Ocean State Montessori School offers Montessori programs for children in preschool (including our Wee Threes) through sixth grade.
Founded in 1973, it is the oldest Montessori school in Rhode Island. Our Mission Statement: The Ocean State Montessori School fosters independence, self-esteem, and a life-long love of learning by providing an academically excellent and nurturing Montessori environment for children in preschool through sixth grade.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 122 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,250
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1973

Student Body

Total Students
122 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Ocean State Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2021-2022 Tuition: Wee Threes: $9750, Primary 1 & 2: $8750, Primary 3 (kindergarten): $13,250, Elementary: $14,000
% on Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Service Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Singing & Acting Class

School Notes

  • The Ocean State Montessori School is the oldest Montessori school in Rhode Island. It was founded in 1973 by a group of parents interested in the Montessori Method. They secured a grant to purchase Montessori materials and hired a teacher and two assistants to teach 30 students in a church in Barrington. Over the years the school has expanded, adding additional Montessori classrooms and programs.
  • The Ocean State Montessori School currently provides Montessori programs for children ages 3 through 12 (preschool through sixth grade). The Ocean State Montessori School is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families. We are an affiliate member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our teachers all hold bachelor`s or master`s degrees and have received, or are in the process of earning, their AMS teaching credential.
  • Ocean State Montessori School is committed to serving the needs of all children and families supporting and celebrating diversity in the community we serve. Our classrooms provide this "prepared environment" in which children are free to explore and learn at their own pace. Each classroom has a full component of Montessori materials. The teacher acts as a guide to the classroom, recognizing periods of readiness, introducing new materials and demonstrating how to use them.
  • Our Programs:
  • Wee Threes Program (for children who turn 3 between September  1 and December 31) Our Wee Threes program addresses the unique needs of the younger three year old child and provides a wonderful introduction to a Montessori education.
  • Primary Program (ages 3 - 6, preschool - kindergarten) The 3-year Primary program creates an atmosphere conducive to the young child's natural inclination to learn and explore.
  • Lower Elementary (grades 1 - 3) Our integrated curriculum supports the Elementary student's understanding of abstract ideas and the development of their social and moral selves.
  • Upper Elementary (grades 4 - 6) The Upper Elementary classroom gives students the opportunity to take on larger issues and greater responsibilities for academic advancement.
  • At every level, our curriculum also includes art, music, language, and physical education.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Our 2 children have been part of the OSMS learning community for the past 13yrs. Each and every year we are happy and excited for our children to continue their love of learning with the OSMS faculty and staff. We have a choice of where to send our kids, we choose the Ocean State Montessori School.
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Over the least 7 years, we've watched as our son grow creatively, socially and academically in the nurturing OSMS community. The faculty and staff are caring, intelligent individuals that support, challenge and grow the kids in every way. I'm looking forward to what the next three-year cycle will bring in Upper Elementary.In short, we love it!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 122 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,250
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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