Ruffing Montessori School dedicates itself to providing a quality Montessori education for children aged three through fourteen.
The school, founded in 1959, has been a pioneer in the Montessori approach to education in Ohio and in the United States.
Ruffing was the second Montessori school in the United States at both the pre-primary and elementary levels.
In 1977, Ruffing became the first Montessori school in Ohio to be accredited by the state to operate through the eighth grade.
The academic program at Ruffing flows from nine different learning areas.
Of the nine, three are pre-primary level classes for children aged three through six.
The elementary is composed of two classes for first, second, and third grade students and two classes for fourth and fifth grade students.
The middle school is divided into one class for sixth grade students and one for seventh and eighth grade students.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 306 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 306 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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