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. We are a diverse learning community with families coming from over 25 countries.


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A Montessori International Baccalaureate Education

We know that each child grows and learns uniquely according to her or his strengths, personality, interests, temperament, and more. Consequently, we personalize instruction because no two children learn in the same way or in the same time. By learning we mean becoming self-reliant, internationally minded thinkers who can inquire, reflect, be knowledgeable, make decisions, solve problems, and care.


Learning to Think, Not Just Memorize

At the Rochester Montessori School children are active learners in multiple-age classrooms. You will see children engaging with challenging hands-on, minds-on academic work that guides them to conduct inquiries and make discoveries. You will see children persist with tasks for long periods of time. And children progress as they are ready. Younger children often take lessons with older students.


An Education for Life

We guide children to become independent thinkers who are responsible, respectful, and compassionate to self, community, and the world. This includes developing habits of lifelong learning including persistence, creativity, effective communication, and contribution to others through community service.


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.


Outdoor Ecology

The outdoor activities at RMS connect children to our natural environment, both on our fifteen acre campus and in Southeast Minnesota. Through age-appropriate hands-on activities, children take an active role in understanding and protecting our environment.


Summer Programs

2017 summer collage.jpgCheck out the RMS 2017 Summer Programs!

Registration still available. 

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RMS News

Office Hours 7:30-4:30pm M-F
 
RMS Student Information Packet link HERE
Student Supply Lists can be found HERE

Important Dates 

 

  • Kindergarten Spanish Program - 5/25; 2:00-2:40pm
  • E1 Lock-In and E2 Camping Trip - 5/25- 5/26
  • Pinecones Class Picnic - 5/26; 10:30-11:30am
  • School Closed: Memorial Day Observed
  • E1 East and West Science Fair - 6/1; 9:30-11:00am
  • End of Year Picnic and Carnival - 6/2
  • End of Middle School Fourth Quarter
  • Ribbon Ceremony - 6/6; 6:00pm
  • Virtues Assembly - 6/7; 9:00am
  • Last Day of School for Students - 6/8
  • Board meeting - 6/14; 7:00pm
  • Summer School Week 1 - 6/19-6/23
  • Summer School Week 2 - 6/26-6/30
  • Summer School Week 3 - 7/3, 7/5-7/7
  • Summer School Week 4 - 7/10-7/14
  • Summer School Week 5 - 7/17- 7/21
  • Summer School Week 6 - 7/24-7/28
  • Summer School Week 7 - 7/31-8/4
  • Summer School Week 8 - 8/7-8/11
  • Preprograming for STAFF ONLY
  • Orientation for Toddler- Children's House - 8/28-9/1 individual schedules will be mailed to students
  • Orientation for Elementary 1 - 8/31-9/1; 8:30-11:30am
  • Orientation for Elementary 2 - 9/1; 8:30-11:30am
  • Orientation for Middle School - 9/1; 8:30-11:30am

RMS Calendar 2016-2017



Drop off:  8:25-8:40am

Pick up times:

  • Toddler half day - 11:30am
  • Children's House half day - 11:45am
  • Toddler & Children's House full day - 3:00pm
  • Elementary I - 3:15pm
  • Elementary-II & Middle School - 3:30pm

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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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