About RMS

Rochester Montessori School (RMS) was originally established in 1968 by a small group of parents searching for the best secular education for their children. The Montessori Method, based on universal principals of human development, was identified as the best approach. The Montessori program was initially offered in a private home, but demand in the community steadily grew and led to the development of our current home.

For over 52 years we have served families in the Rochester area and have been proud to witness RMS grow within and the Montessori philosophy embraced by the community. From an original student body of 12, RMS has grown to an enrollment approaching 200 students, which currently represents 25 countries of the world. What a great experience to offer your child!

Highlights of RMS History:

  • 2018 Celebrated 50 years serving the Rochester Community
  • 2013 RMS is officially approved to offer the Middle Years Program (grades 6-8) and designated an International Baccalaureate World School
  • 2012 RMS celebrates 45 years; the first year that middle school grades 7 and 8 are offered
  • 2011 RMS becomes a candidate school for the Middle Years Program (grades 6-8) and pursues authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School
  • 2010 The elementary school moves into the new addition
  • 2008 RMS celebrates 40 years of operation
  • 2007 American Montessori Society Associate Membership conferred
  • 2005 Moved into our new building
  • 2004 Land for building purchased in NW Rochester and Building begins
  • 2002 RMS Board of Directors votes to establish a permanent home
  • 1998 RMS celebrates 30 years of service to the Child
  • 1992 We move to Christ United Methodist Church
  • 1982 RMS moves to Assisi Heights
  • 1980 Initiation of the Elementary program
  • 1975 Initiation of the Extended Day program
  • 1970 Initiation of the toddler program
  • 1969 RMS moves to Rochester Township Hall
  • 1967 Parents gather 12 children and begin RMS Children’s House
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