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.

Strategic Plan

The RMS Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the school. The Board, administration, faculty, and staff have worked diligently to advance our mission based on the strategic directions and goals.

We’ve used the strategic plan as a guide in decision making while continuously evaluating progress, strategies, and actions based on current environment, resources, and opportunities.

Download the 2013-2018 Strategic Planning Framework

Richmond Montessori School recently completed a capital campaign for the construction of an Upper Elementary & Science Building on North Campus. Fundraising completed in less than 18 months through the combined support of generous RMS community donors – parents, grandparents, faculty & staff, past parents and friends – as well as the support of external foundations. Construction on this building was completed in the spring of 2014.