Ruffing Montessori School

We invite you to discover Ruffing Montessori School, a renowned and nationally recognized Montessori school for children ages 18 months - 8th grade, with highly trained and experienced faculty, beautiful and spacious classrooms brimming with Montessori materials, state-of-the-art science labs, robust enrichment offerings, classroom gardens, and a vibrant parent community.
A Ruffing education is, by all accounts, a tremendous experience, and our students emerge as socially responsible, intellectually curious and high academic achievers in their high schools, colleges and beyond.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1959

Student Body

Total Students313 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Ruffing Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 29 / rolling
Tuition NotesAll tuition reflects a 5 day (Monday - Friday) academic program and ranges based on age and academic level.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJulie B. Haffke
Admissions AssociateRosie Ford


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • From the moment you walk into Ruffing, the difference is palpable.
  • Each classroom is carefully curated to nurture and further the academic, social, and emotional development of each child. Every lead teacher is experienced and highly educated, with both undergraduate and graduate degrees, in addition to being Montessori trained.  Most notable is how a Ruffing education prepares young minds to shape our changing world. The Ruffing graduate is unmistakable in the ease and confidence in which they engage in purposeful work, ask inquisitive questions, collaborate with compassion, draw connections to think critically, and write persuasively - all skills that set Ruffing students apart for high school, college, and in life.

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