RMS Visiting Scholars Program

RMS Visiting Scholars Program

Richmond Montessori School Visiting Scholars Program

As part of our commitment to continually improve what we know and can provide our children, families and the community, we’ve established a program that invites specialists in particular fields (Visiting Scholars) to share their knowledge and expertise with us over the course of the school year.

These Visiting Scholars work with faculty and students to provide new insights and new opportunities for learning that are then incorporated into our curriculum and in the classroom. In essence, this Visiting Scholars program provides an additional layer of “education for life” for our students.

In addition, these Visiting Scholars to also provide evening speaking engagements based on their expertise that are open to RMS families and the public.

The focus of our Visiting Scholars Program includes experts in the following fields:

  • Education
  • Parenting and Child Development Issues
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Since 2016, we have welcomed the following Visiting Scholars to RMS:

Claire Murphy – Storyteller
Stephen Hughes – Pediatric Neuropshychologist
Chip DeLorenzo – Certified Postive Discipline trainer
Jean Vencl – Certified Montessori Teacher offering “Best Practice” workshops
Mad Science -Interactive laboratory and science workshops
Bricks for Kids – Educational workshops featuring Legos
All Fired Up – Creative arts and pottery workshops
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
University of Richmond – Peter Rabbit Theater Production
University of Richmond – The Nile Project
Montessori Model United Nations – simulation and training for teachers
Claire Jones – Former British royal harpist
Ruchi Gupta – local artist

For questions, please contact Grainne Murray, Head of School (programmatic questions) or Jill Williams, Director of Advancement (sponsorship information) or call (804) 741-0040.