Philosophy

RPMS places the highest importance on serving the needs of the child.  We seek to create an intimate environment in an urban setting that nurtures all who are part of the community - children, parents and staff.

Our classes are a multi-age, three-year grouping, in keeping with the Montessori practice. The mixed age groups provide for peer teaching, role modeling and leadership experiences, and enhance the sense of community within the classroom.

RPMS values arts education and provides resources for art, music, drama, and Spanish programming beginning at the elementary level. All our students, from the youngest to oldest, are taught the values fundamental to Montessori education: peace; care of the environment; respecting and celebrating diversity; and engendering a sense of our place in the global community.

We depend upon a highly dedicated and skilled group of teachers and administrators to create an educational program of the highest quality. We depend upon committed and involved parents to contribute time, talent and financial resources. RPMS parents partner with the school to provide children with a nurturing and secure environment that gives them the stability they need to explore the world at large.