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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students103 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Tuckahoe Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAmanda Edmondson
Admissions AssociateDanielle Hines

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsGymnastics, Soccer, TennisGymnasticsSoccer,
Tennis

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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    (804) 755-7051
    5.3 PK-8
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