Rochester Montessori School

How Children learn influences who they become.  Located on a beautiful, fifteen-acre campus, RMS offers an authentic Montessori education for children 18-months through eighth grade. RMS combines mixed-age groups with three-year cycles in a prepared environment. Our experienced teachers have Montessori training for the age groups they serve and are committed to following the child and providing individualized education. RMS is a culturally diverse community representing families from over 25 countries and has served the Rochester community for over 50 years. Our ultimate goal is to empower children in their educational journey to become confident, critical thinkers with a strong sense of purpose in the world.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 218 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
218 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Rochester Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, FLL Robotics Team, Planting & Wildcrafting

Arts and Music Programs:
Drawing and Painting, Flag Football

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Amazing Athletes, Fencing, Tippi Toes Dance

School Notes

  • Rochester Montessori School was established in 1968 by a small group of parents seeking the best possible secular education for their children. After researching the possibilities, it was determined that the Montessori philosophy was the best option.  Over the years, RMS has grown from its original class of twelve students to its present size of more than 200 children. With the investment of land in 2004 for a dedicated campus, long gone are the days of renting space.  There will always be many fond memories of our early beginnings that included space at the Congregational Church, the Rochester Township Hall, Assisi Heights, Bethel Lutheran Church, and Christ United Methodist Church downtown.  Today,  RMS resides on a beautiful and serene 15 acre campus and it has served families in Rochester and the surrounding areas for nearly 50 years.  The growth and success of RMS could not have happened without the support of our community.  And, great pride is taken in the fact that the Montessori philosophy has been embraced and continues to thrive at RMS and the greater Rochester area.   
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 218 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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