Founded in 1965, Richmond Montessori School is the only Montessori school in the Richmond area and surrounding counties that is fully accredited by two external organizations the American Montessori Society and Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
RMS offers a private education that prepares children (ages 18 months to 14) for high levels of academic achievement, while also supporting their unique styles, interests and talents.
The result is students who have the self-confidence, motivation and sense of purpose to successfully navigate life and contribute to their world in a meaningful way.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked VA School
- School Type: Montessori School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 332 students
- Average class size: 22 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Richmond Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Ranges from $10,715 to $16,995. Tuition covers all expenses of the Montessori curriculum and specialty programs, with the exception of required grade specific fees (i.e., Technology Fee, Middle School fee).
Total Sports Offered
- Founded in 1965, Richmond Montessori School is the only Montessori school in the Richmond area and surrounding counties that is fully accredited by two external organizations the American Montessori Society and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. RMS offers a private education that prepares children (ages 18 months to 14) for high levels of academic achievement, while also supporting their unique styles, interests and talents. The result is students who have the self-confidence, motivation and sense of purpose to successfully navigate life and contribute to their world in a meaningful way.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports does Richmond Montessori School offer?
Richmond Montessori School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Paddle Tennis, Soccer and Track and Field.
What is Richmond Montessori School's ranking?
Richmond Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Richmond Montessori School?
The application deadline for Richmond Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
We are in our third year with RMS and have two children attending the school. We have been thrilled with our RMS experience. Specifically, there is a great community of engaged parents and educators working together to achieve outstanding educational outcomes. We feel that we are getting something unique and differentiated from the more standard approach to education that a lot of other independent schools offer. Moreover, our kids absolutely love going to school here! My children's enthusiasm for their school, a passion for learning, and solid academic advancement will keep us coming back to RMS year after year. I encourage anyone interested in the Montessori approach to visit the website and school for more information and resources.
Our five-and-a-half-year-old son Sam is in his second year at RMS as a P3 (kindergarten) in Ms. Gupta's class. We (my wife) did lots of research into private school options in the Richmond area, including site visits and even successful applications to other schools, and we chose RMS for its diversity, nurturing environment, and well-proven pedagogy. Sam is thriving at RMS, learning math, language, reading, geography, and science, among other subjects, beyond what I thought kindergartners were capable of, not to mention embracing what it means to be a good person and a positive part of his community. He loves going to school and talks with enthusiasm at home about his friends, teachers and the things he is learning there. We could not be happier with our decision to place Sam at RMS, and have re-enrolled him for first grade in the fall. Nothing is for everyone, but I'd encourage any parent who wants to make sure they put their child in the best educational situation for them to give RMS a hard look.
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