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Parent Open Houses January 3, 4 and 5: 9-11 am

Please join us to learn more about Ruffing’s Montessori curriculum for children ages 18 months – 8th grade at one of our Parent Open Houses for prospective parents on January 3,4 or 5, from 9-11 am. Meet current parents, tour Ruffing’s LEED certified building, observe in classrooms and hear from Ruffing’s Head of School! Registration is required and space […]


#GivetoRuffing on #GivingTuesday

In honor of #GivingTuesday, please consider a gift to the Ruffing Fund and support the people and programs that make our School special. Make a difference. Make your gift to Ruffing today.


Ruffing’s Educational Speaker Series presents Dr. Lisa Damour’s Talk: Bounce — Helping Children Build Intellectual and Emotional Resilience

Join us Tuesday, October 24, 7-8:15 pm for an insightful presentation on how all parents can: • Help children manage stress. • Equip children to address intellectual and emotional challenges. • Find a healthy balance between being a “helicopter” or “hands-off” parent. Dr. Lisa Damour is a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, […]


Welcome Back

Look for the first issue of Ruffing Weekly which will be published & emailed on August 31, 2017.  Ruffing Weekly comes out on the Thursday of each week and will keep you informed of all things Ruffing for the upcoming week.


Join us at the Ruffing Family Festival: Saturday, August 19

Come One, Come All.  Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with treats and activities as we kick off another successful school year. We look forward to seeing you! Saturday, August 19, 2017, 2 – 4 pm, Ruffing Montessori School


Ruffing Holiday Book Fair

The Ruffing Holiday Book Fair is this Saturday, December 3 from 11 am – 3 pm in the Gym!


Welcome Barry Wadsworth, New Head of School

It is with great excitement that we formally welcome Barry Wadsworth as Ruffing Montessori’s new Head of School. Since taking his post on July 1, 2016, Barry has been busy getting to know the Ruffing community and preparing for the new school year. Through his summer-long “listening tour,” Barry had the opportunity to meet and […]


Critical Conversations

The Ruffing Equity and Justice Committee and the Parent Association welcome guest speaker Brittany Chung to Ruffing on February 18th to talk about the challenges parents might face when talking to children about social equality and diversity in our ever-changing world.  Brittany, a senior at CWRU, has been nationally recognized by the Sustained Dialogue Institute for […]


The Essence of Montessori: A Century of Innovation By World-Renowned Montessori educator David Kahn

Join us on November 18, 2015 7 – 8:30 p.m., at Ruffing Montessori School, for an evening with David Kahn, an internationally acclaimed Montessori educator who has dedicated 40+ years to the Montessori pedagogy, bringing to light the masterful innovation of Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: *protected email* […]


Alum Anthony Doerr’s Book selected for NY Times Best 10 Books for 2014

Ruffing alum and author Anthony Doerr’s recent novel ‘All the Light We Cannot See,’ has been selected as one of the 10 best books of 2014 by the NY Times Book Review. The NY Times says: “With brisk chapters and sumptuous language, Doerr’s second novel follows two characters whose paths will intersect in the waning […]


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