Ocean State Montessori School

  • The Ocean State Montessori School offers Montessori programs for children in preschool (including our Wee Threes) through sixth grade, as well as after-school programs and vacation and summer camps.
  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students98 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeOcean State Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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) as well as after-school programs and vacation and summer camps. 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • East Providence
    Grades: PK-8 | 353 students
    1.2 miles
    45 Maxfield Ave
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)434-3833
    1.2 PK-8
    353
  • Barrington
    Grades: K-12 | 173 students
    4.9 miles
    9 Old County Road
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)246-0113
    4.9 K-12
    173
  • Barrington
     St. Luke's School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 192 students
    4.9 miles
    10 Waldron Avenue
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)246-0990
    4.9 PK-8
    192
  • Cumberland
    Grades: NS-8 | 280 students
    13.3 miles
    35 Wrentham Rd
    Cumberland, RI 02864
    (401)333-5919
    13.3 NS-8
    280
  • Johnston
    St Rocco School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 304 students
    5.9 miles
    931 Atwood Ave
    Johnston, RI 02919
    (401)944-2993
    5.9 PK-8
    304

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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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