Richmond Montessori School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students321 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeRichmond Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size21 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesRanges from $8,950 to $13,525. 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).
Admissions DirectorGrainne Murray

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Climbing, Indoor Soccer, Paddle Tennis, SoccerBalletBasketball,
ClimbingIndoor Soccer,
Paddle TennisSoccer,

School Notes

  • 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.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Henrico
    Grades: PK-12
    3.3 miles
    11600 Gayton Rd
    Henrico, VA 23238
    (804)740-3394
    3.3 PK-12
    n/a
  • Henrico
    Grades: NS-12 | 215 students
    0.5 miles
    8701 Ridge Road
    Henrico, VA 23229
    (804)741-2860
    0.5 NS-12
    215
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-8 | 97 students
    6.9 miles
    4207 Forest Hill Ave
    Richmond, VA 23225
    (804)231-1452
    6.9 PK-8
    97
  • Richmond
    Grades: PK-12 | 168 students
    11.6 miles
    4000 Creighton Road
    Richmond, VA 23223
    (804)644-5550
    11.6 PK-12
    168
  • Henrico
    Grades: K-12 | 1610 students
    1 miles
    103 N Mooreland Road
    Henrico, VA 23229
    (804)740-7077
    1 K-12
    1610

School Reviews

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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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