Our Mission

Our Mission

Richmond Montessori School is a premier Montessori community, inspiring academic excellence and nurturing human potential.

Our Values

Community through diversity, dynamic learning, service
in personal empowerment, integrity, accountability
Authenticity in Montessori curriculum, philosophy, method
for self, others, the environment
in academics, leadership, and accreditation

Our History

Montessori was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator and innovator, who developed a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adolescence.

Founded in 1965, 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 and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Read more about our history and view a timeline here.

Accreditation Matters

Read about the importance of our dual accreditation in providing an authentic Montessori education.