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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 […]

Visit from author Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love”, and several other books, most recently, “The Signature of All Things”, visited Ruffing on Thursday. While here she toured the school and met with all levels, sat in on a French lesson, met with Power of the Pen students in the Middle School and signed numerous books along […]

Creating a Montessori Community for All

The Ohio Montessori Alliance partners with the North American Montessori Teachers Association to present “Creating a Montessori Community for All.” This conference invites families, board members, administrators and teachers to experience the value of community engagement and gives participants experience in collaborating on state-level Montessori advocacy issues. Presenters from AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS […]

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