Tuckahoe Montessori School

Tuckahoe Montessori School (TMS) has served Richmond children and their families for over forty years.
Tuckahoe Montessori School offers three programs to meet the educational and developmental needs of children between the ages of 18-months and ten years.
In each classroom, students benefit from a purposeful implementation of the Montessori method, growing in autonomy within a framework that emphasizes peaceful order, fosters the natural curiosity that leads to learning, and guides exploration of increasingly challenging concepts.
TMS is committed to communicating the philosophy of the classrooms to parents who may be concerned that a Montessori school offers too much or two little freedom to children.
Both concerns were actually addressed by Dr. Montessori: "To give a child liberty is not to abandon him to himself." At TMS, children are offer a guided freedom, one that inspires while reinforcing self-possession and peaceful interactions.
Parents of TMS students are provided numerous opportunities to learn more about the Montessori Method, to gain insight into their child`s daily experiences and to discover strategies for communicating Montessori principles in the home.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Students: 103 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Year Founded
1972

Student Body

Total Students
103 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Tuckahoe Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Amanda Edmondson
Admissions Associate
Danielle Hines

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Gymnastics, Soccer

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Chinese, Spanish

School Notes

The TMS Core Commitments:

  • Purposeful implementation of the Montessori method, in the hands of experienced and loving teacher/guides, to tap the extraordinary gifts of each child
  • A school culture anchored in trust, kindness, and the Montessori concept of education as the "unfolding" of intelligence and individuality within a calm and ordered environment
  • The importance of intercultural awareness and understanding as children explore geography, literature, and languages
  • Supportive structure for families
  • A time-tested instructional approach to reading and mathematics that results in a comfortable and natural mastery of concepts

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Students: 103 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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