Richmond Montessori School – A World of Difference

Many schools claim to be the best in the world.

We believe that Richmond Montessori School is best for the world.

montessori logoIMG_0395 copyRichmond Montessori School (RMS) provides what parents desire – an educational experience for their children that is more than just academics. Since 1965, RMS has provided a supportive, child-centered environment that encourages independence while supporting the development of the whole child – physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively.  RMS promotes a child’s ability to develop problem-solving skills, learn to work collaboratively, function as members of a team, develop empathy and acquire the power to self-initiate.

montessoriRMS is a community where children, parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators work together toward a common goal. It has diversity within its community, where differing religious, national, cultural and lifestyle traditions are genuinely appreciated. Our students hail from 37 ZIP codes around the Richmond area. RMS families and faculty represent more than 30 countries and our student population is 36% racially and culturally diverse. It’s a place where tolerance, curiosity, independence, innovation, self-awareness and respect for others are celebrated.  See our video below.

Montessori Method

RMS’s authentic Montessori curriculum and the application of the Montessori Method supports both academics and essential life skills.  All subject areas – history, art, language, math, music, science – are essential and interconnected, and no one area of study is more important than another.  Specialty classes – art, physical education, library, technology, foreign language and music –  are integrated with general themes studied in class and offer unique experiences that prepare the student for life beyond RMS.

montessoriRMS has 15 classes and an enrollment of 300 students and spans Toddler to Middle School. RMS is accredited  by the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is one of only two schools in the Commonwealth to receive this dual accreditation. To learn more about the standards for accreditation, click here.

RMS is located at 499 N. Parham Road in the West End of Richmond and has rolling admissions.  To request information, schedule a tour or to pre-register for fall Open Houses (10/10, 10/24,11/7), click here.


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Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.

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