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About Us

RMS offers a private education that prepares children for high levels of academic achievement, while also supporting their unique styles, interests and talents.  The result is students who have the self-confidence, motivation and sense of purpose to successfully navigate life and contribute to their world in a meaningful way.

At A Glance

Program Hours

Toddler: 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Primary half day: 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Primary full day: 8:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Elementary: 8:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Middle School: 8:10 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

School Year

10 months: September to June
Summer Enrichment Program: June to August

Ratio/Enrollment

Toddler class 1 (18 months-3 years): 10 students/5:1 ratio
Toddler class 2 (2-3 years): 16 students, 8:1 ratio
Primary (a.m.): 5 classes/25 students; 13:1 ratio
Primary (p.m.): 5 classes/10 students; 10:1 ratio
Lower Elementary: 4 classes/23 students; 12:1 ratio
Upper Elementary: 3 classes/25 students; 13:1 ratio
Middle School: 1 class/24 students; 16:1 ratio

Montessori Enrichment Options

Early Arrival: 7:30 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Extended Day: 12:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. and/or 3:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Scores
Stanford Achievement Test Series – Percentile Ranks
March 2016
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Tuition

Tuition ranges from $9,850 to $14,785. Tuition covers all expenses of the Montessori curriculum and specialty programs, with the exception of required grade specific fees (i.e., Technology Fee, Middle School fee).

After-school Activities

  • Harp Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Ballet
  • Yoga
  • More

Accreditation

Our dual accreditation means that our school meets and exceeds the strict standards required to provide an authentic Montessori education. Richmond Montessori School is the only Montessori school in the Richmond area and surrounding counties that is fully accredited by two external organizations – the American Montessori Society (accredited since 1991) and Virginia Association of Independent Schools (accredited since 2002).

Where do our graduates go?

Richmond Montessori School graduates advance to private high schools, Governor’s schools and specialty centers at public high schools throughout the Greater Richmond area, where they are praised as confident, intelligent and independent thinkers who are self-motivated, compassionate and highly respectful of others.

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High School Selections:

  • Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
  • Benedictine High School
  • Clover Hill High School
  • Clover Hill High School, Math & Science Center
  • Collegiate School
  • Douglas Freeman High School
  • Douglas Freeman High School, Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics
  • Franklin Military Academy
  • Freeman High School, Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics
  • Glen Allen High School, Center for Education and Human Development
  • Godwin High School, Center for Medical Sciences 
  • Henrico High School, Center for the Arts
  • Hermitage High School, Center for Humanities
  • James River High School, Center for Leadership and International Relations
  • Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
  • Midlothian High School
  • Mills E. Godwin High School
  • Mills E. Godwin High School, Math & Science Center
  • Open High School
  • Saint Gertrude’s High School
  • St. Catherine’s School
  • St. Christopher’s School
  • The Steward School
  • Trinity Episcopal School
  • Trinity Episcopal School, IB Scholarship Program
  • Tucker High School, IB Scholarship Program 

College Selections:

  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music, Boston
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia
  • Connecticut College
  • College of William and Mary
  • Duke
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory and Henry College
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown
  • Hampden Sydney College
  • James Madison University
  • Sewannee: The University of the South
  • Swathmore College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University
  • Western New England College
  • Wheaton College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Yale

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