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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 316 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 29 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1959

Student Body

Total Students
316 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Ruffing Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
59%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 29 / rolling
Tuition Notes
All tuition reflects a 5 day (Monday - Friday) academic program and ranges based on age and academic level.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Julie B. Haffke
Admissions Associate
Rosie Ford

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Ruffing Montessori School offer?

Ruffing Montessori School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for Ruffing Montessori School?

The application deadline for Ruffing Montessori School is Jan. 29 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 29 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 316 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 29 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cleveland, OH is $8,185 for elementary schools and $13,701 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cleveland, OH is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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