The Rochester Montessori School

Located on a fifteen-acre campus, RMS offers a complete Montessori education for children from toddlers through the eighth grade. RMS is also an authorized International Baccalaureate school for the Middle Years Program, grades six through eight. RMS is a diverse learning community with families coming from over 25 countries.


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RMS Guides

The role of the Montessori guide is quite different from the role played by teachers in many schools. The Montessori guide carefully prepares a vibrant learning environment with, for example, over 100 learning activities in the Children’s House and Elementary classrooms. These activities are designed to satisfy children’s developmental and academic learning needs. The Montessori guide is a careful observer of children to better understand their learning styles, interests, strengths, and needs. The guide uses this information to personalize each lesson in order to maximize each child’s learning potential.


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Technology

Today’s digital children utilize an array of technological tools and learn to think, communicate, and bring about meaningful change. At RMS, children learn this language of creative design in a safe and responsible way.


Collaboration

Collaboration is learned, and it is an essential 21st century skill involving learning how to generate ideas, plan, implement, communicate, problem solve, allocate resources, and manage time. Collaboration begins in the Toddler Community and the Children’s House classrooms where children learn to share and take turns. In the Middle Years Program, students collaborate on research projects, community service activities, and business management.


Independence

In conjunction with our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, the Middle School experience will be the culmination of the student’s earlier education. Our goals include preparing students academically. We seek to instill habits of lifelong learners who are globally minded and able to pursue their own aspirations, set challenging goals, and develop the persistence to achieve them.


Montessori Matters

Wednesday, March 19 2014 - Remarkably, pouring then reading!
Friday, February 28 2014 - World Fair and Montessori Week
Tuesday, February 18 2014 - Why a Curvilinear Triangle?
Monday, February 10 2014 - Learning to Think
Tuesday, January 21 2014 - Robotics and Science
Friday, December 6 2013 - RMS Acronyms
Friday, November 15 2013 - Being a Montessori Guide
Friday, October 25 2013 - Geometry at RMS
Friday, October 4 2013 - Kindergarten Year
Tuesday, October 1 2013 - Fall Outings

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Toddler Community

The RMS Toddler Program is not a day care environment but rather is structured for a child’s first scholastic experience. Specifically designed for the child between 18 and 36 months, each classroom is carefully prepared to meet the emerging developmental needs at this crucial stage in life. Read more...

Children's House

Children’s House programs at RMS consist of multiple ages from 2 ½ to Kindergarten. The children stay in one classroom for a three year cycle. Montessori offers a "prepared environment" to meet the learning and developmental needs of the children, each child working and growing at his or her own pace with an individualized curriculum. Read more...

Elementary (E1 & E2)

The Rochester Montessori School elementary program is organized into two three-year cycles: E1 for the first through third grades and E2 for the fourth through sixth grades. As in the Children's House program, multi-age groups offer lasting benefits. Read more...

Middle Years Program (MYP)

Rochester Montessori School’s Middle Years Program for grades six through eight blends Montessori pedagogy with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. This program takes place across several levels - Elementary 2 for grade six and Middle School for grades seven - eight. These grades take place as an academic community of classmates engaged in a program of rigorous academic study. Read more...

After School Studios

The Rochester Montessori School offers many after-school studios to explore activities outside of the classroom. You may wish to register your child or children for the fall, winter or spring studio as this allows the teachers to build on lessons. The fees for all studios must be paid in advance by check along with the registration form. Read more...
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