Rochester Montessori School

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students218 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Rochester Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling


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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