Welcome to a World of Difference!

Richmond Montessori School is a premier educational community inspiring academic excellence and nurturing human potential. We are Richmond’s only accredited Montessori school serving children from 18 months to 8th grade. Our dual accreditation means that we meet and exceed the strict standards required to provide an authentic Montessori education.

Read more about our unique approach to private school education.

Our Programs

Toddler & Primary

Recognized nationally as an outstanding Montessori early childhood program, our program accepts children as early as 18 months. Toddlers: 18 months to age 3. Primary: 3-6 year-olds.

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Learn about Primary Programs


The RMS elementary program is a natural continuation of our primary program, and it builds on the Montessori approach to learning. Lower Elementary: 6 to 9 year olds. Upper Elementary: 9 to 12 year olds.

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Middle School

Our RMS Middle School builds a community based on the moral development of the individual and the social needs of the adolescent. Middle School: 12-14 year olds.

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View Our Campus

Beauty and peace are integral elements of a Montessori environment. Our students learn, explore, and play throughout our two campuses and in the tranquil wooded space between them. You will find children working on the patio outside their classrooms, reading under trees, identifying leaves and observing wildlife on a nature walk, or taking water samples from our creek for a science experiment. Our outdoor spaces are an extension of the classroom, and they nurture and inspire our students’ respect for and delight in nature. We invite you to visit these spaces and hope you find the same joy and peace that our community does.

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This school prepared me to be globally minded, to be empathetic and to always go into every life situation trying to understand the people around me. What makes this place special is the ways that it’s not like any other school. Every day in my adult life I am starting to see more and more the impact that my years at Montessori had on me and I feel will continue to have on me as I continue to grow.
Jasmine Turner, NBC 12 Reporter, RMS class of 2007

A World of Difference

The best way to understand how a Montessori classroom works is to see it filled with children. When you walk into one of our classrooms, you will hear the buzz of engaged students as they work individually, engage in small groups, and participate in lessons with teachers. You will see grace and courtesy modeled by our teachers and students as they interact, and you will feel the delight in our community. We invite you to visit us and experience this for yourself.