Montessori & IB

Education for Life

What will your child bring to the world?

Not all schools are the same. When you choose Rochester Montessori School you are deciding on an educational path that is fundamentally different.

The Montessori method, along with the International Baccalaureate framework in middle school, develops children and adolescents who are active participants in their education, with deep care and understanding for the world in which they live.

The Power of the Montessori Method


Montessori education, carried out faithfully at RMS, is a child-centered approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. It values the development of the whole child. The power of the Montessori method is seen not only in scientific research but in the lives of our amazing graduates.

Through the Montessori Method, students develop:

Subject Mastery

Our approach is adapted and structured to meet the needs of the individual. Guides work closely with students, offering the flexibility for students to advance more quickly or receive additional support when required.

High Executive Function

Our students benefit from longer, uninterrupted work cycles of 2-3 hours instead of following a regimented schedule of 20-30 minute blocks. This allows students to develop deep concentration and develops a child’s self-direction, self-control, planning, and execution skills.

Critical Thinking Skills

Our students learn through independent, active problem solving. Students learn concepts from working with prepared materials that are uniquely built to enable self-correction, allowing students to discover solutions on their own. Students also use multi-sensory materials, which helps them progress from tangible, concrete activities to abstract thinking.

Collaboration and Leadership Skills

Our classrooms are multi-age. This facilitates peer learning opportunities, with children encouraged to work in groups. Older students often take on a leadership role and younger students aspire to progress to more advanced work.

Self-Confidence

The work in our school is non-competitive and self-driven, instilling a sense of personal accomplishment and confidence in our students. They are eager and excited to take on big challenges and responsibility, within the school, and the world.

Is Rochester Montessori School the right fit for your family?

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