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Mission & Core Values

Our Mission

The mission of Ruffing Montessori School is to employ the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to educate young people to their fullest potential, instilling a deep sense of personal independence and social responsibility. With the knowledge that they are citizens of the world, they will contribute to that world by making decisions based on the highest order of ethics and conscience.

Core Values

A Ruffing education emphasizes the development of the whole child. Through the active engagement of each child’s innate curiosity and love for learning, Montessori-trained teachers guide students through an integrated Montessori curriculum. Ruffing’s Core Values are grounded in the Montessori philosophy and guide our community, programs, initiatives and distinctive culture. At Ruffing, we believe in:

  • Rigorous Academics
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Mutual Respect
  • Holistic Diversity
  • Igniting Each Child’s Curiosity
  • Guiding Our Children’s Desire to Learn
  • Peace
  • Independence
  • Self-Reliance
  • Community
  • Sustainability