The Lillian & Betty Ratner Montessori School

  • The Ratner Montessori School, founded in 1963, is an independent private school in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
  • Through its Toddler, Children's House, Elementary I, Elementary II, and Middle School programs, Ratner students are empowered to find joy in learning and to become their best selves.
  • The Ratner Montessori School's innovative and nurturing environment creates a community of learners that are curious, creative and caring.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1963

Student Body

Total Students179 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Lillian & Betty Ratner Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(no uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition for Day School ranges from $7,800- $17,750.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,876
Acceptance Rate
83%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorVirgina Wagh

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge, Classics Club, Homework Group, Lego Club, Robotics Club, Taekwondo Club, Writing Club, Yoga Club, Youth Soccer

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Photography Club, Sports

School Notes

  • Rigorous Academic Targets: The Ratner Montessori School provides customized educational opportunities to inspire an ongoing quest for knowledge and prepares students to compete and succeed in an advanced academic environment.
  • Passionate Leadership: The Ratner Montessori School leverages the talents and instincts of our devoted teachers, staff members and school leaders to develop curricula to help each student be more aware of and comfortable with learning strengths and challenges. This approach allows students to excel in competitive environments.
  • Diversity within a Judaic Framework:The Ratner Montessori School builds a strong multi-cultural community of students, families and leaders that is appreciative of our School's racially, religiously and ethnically diverse population.
  • Respecting the unique characteristics, personalities and abilities of the individual,The Ratner Montessori School tailors an educational program to complement the developmental levels of each child.
  • The Ratner Montessori School will maintain no more than a 12:1 student/teacher ratio. 
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