Rock Prairie Montessori

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Tel: (608)868-4844
  • Rock Prairie Montessori is a non-profit school that began in September 1994 through the efforts of several parents seeking an alternative education for their children.
  • Rock Prairie Montessori’s program purpose is to operate a child centered school for children in accordance with the Montessori Method to encourage the development of every child to his or her maximum potential and to aid parents/guardians in the education of the child by involving them in the school.
  • Rock Prairie Montessori is affiliated with the International Montessori Council (IMC) and The Montessori Foundation and our teachers are all certified Montessori instructors.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Montessori Council (IMC)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students128 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by GradeRock Prairie Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Comfortable clothes for children to work in and rubber soled shoes with backs)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • The day-to-day operations of the school are managed a Leadership Team that includes the Head of School, Director of Operations and Director of Development and Planning. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of parents, community members, and the Head of School. Parents also serve on various committees to assist with the planning of social events and fundraisers. Children and their families from throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, as well as teachers and staff, comprise the Rock Prairie Montessori School community.  Rock Prairie Montessori offers a free Montessori Beginnings Program for parents/caregivers and their child age birth to 23 months, a Toddlers' House Program for children ages 18 months to three years, a Children’s House Program for children ages three to six, and an Elementary Program grades first through sixth. Before school care, after school care and Summer School Programs are also available.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
My son has been a student here since he was two. He is now six years old. We did not intend to stay this long, but it has been such a great place for him we can't bear to leave. The teachers/staff care about each child and family, and the quality of academics high. One aspect of instruction that our family really appreciates is that students don't just sit at a desk and take in the information. For a busy little boy, the movement, frequent changes, and style of teaching are invaluable.
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5  5/17/2016
I am a parent of two students at Rock Prairie. We have had our kids at the school since 2010. I can't imagine a better environment for learning and growing. The environment is fantastic, the teachers are amazing and consistent, the programs offered are flexible and effective and the staff is helpful and supportive. Our kids love the school and we love the school as parents. The whole school is focused on the needs of the child academically, emotionally, developmentally, physically and individually. The teachers are in tune with different children's needs and adapt easily to meet them. My kids are very different from each other. They have both excelled at Rock Prairie. The school teaches kindness, respect and peace. It is a major theme throughout the school. We are so glad our kids have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful place.
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5  5/17/2016
We couldn't be happier, and that includes our 2 year-old. The teachers are highly educated and provide true academic (including cognitive, social-emotional and physical development) support and feedback. We are in constant touch with our teachers and school staff. The classroom and grounds are beautiful and inspirational. We love being involved and have many opportunities. Our son only cried on his first day back this fall when we said, "We have to go now" (meaning mom and dad). He screamed, "I want to stay here!" He is excited to work and learn there. It's peaceful.
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5  5/17/2016
My daughter has attended since 2011 at the age of two. The school and the staff are amazing. They have allowed my daughter to excel as I don't feel she would have had the opportunity at another institution. At the age of 4 now she is beginning reading lessons which could not impress us anymore. The teachers and other school staff have made this school a necessity in our families lives.
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5  7/24/2015
Great school. Our son enjoys the class, teachers, field activities, and various other things over there. Ms. Nancy and Ms. MaryAnn have been his favorites over there! Overall, we have seen so many improvements in him, starting from social skills, language, vocabulary, discipline, etc. We love the school and plan to send our second son over there as well.
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5  7/24/2015
This is truly an amazing place. Janesville is lucky to have such an institution.
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5  7/24/2015
This is a wonderful school. My daughter has been a student there since she was 2 years old. She is now starting her 1st grade year and is more excited than ever to be continuing her Montessori education at RPMS. Great teachers and staff, great administration, great families, and a great community to be a part of.
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