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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”   – Dr. Maria Montessori

Ruffing Montessori School is a thriving independent Montessori school in Cleveland Heights serving over 320 children ranging in age from 18 months through the eighth grade. Nationally recognized, Ruffing’s Montessori education emphasizes freedom with responsibility, promoting independence and self-direction while in a collaborative learning environment, and is firmly rooted in the developmental stages of children.

Ruffing offers experienced Montessori-trained faculty, prepared learning environments, multi-aged classrooms, and a rigorous curriculum focusing on geography, history, humanities, world culture, foreign language, and the arts, in addition to the core subjects of science, mathematics, reading and writing. Our graduates are exceptionally prepared and eagerly accepted to high schools and colleges of choice, with the foundations laid for life-long learning.

Our Programs

Ruffing offers five different Montessori programs:


Toddler Half Day: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Toddler Full Day: 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Children’s House: 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Extended Day Children’s House: 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
All Day Children’s House: 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Elementary and Middle School: 8:30am – 3:15 pm

Before School Care: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
After School Care: 3:15 – 6 pm

Ruffing Montessori School   |   3380 Fairmount Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118   |   Phone: (216) 321-7571   |   Hours 8am-4pm M-F   |   After Hours Phone (216) 321-0913