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Welcome from the Head of School

Every day at Ruffing, we are fortunate to guide children who are engaged in joyful and meaningful work. As Dr. Maria Montessori said, “education as an aid to life should be a source of joy,” and at Ruffing Montessori School we embrace this sentiment as a core value.

Walking through our classrooms, purpose and joy are on full display at every level as our students are actively engaged in the hands-on pursuit of learning, yet it is the product of a Ruffing education that is most remarkable. Our graduates are known for their strong academic foundation, their ability to present and persuade, and their capacity for skillful collaboration and thoughtful leadership, all of which translate to valuable real-life skills.

I invite you to discover Ruffing, a renowned and nationally recognized Montessori school, with highly trained and experienced faculty, carefully prepared learning environments appointed with beautiful wooden Montessori materials, state-of-the-art science labs, robust enrichment offerings, classroom gardens, and a vibrant parent community. Ruffing’s recently redeveloped campus consciously incorporates high performance “green” building concepts and is the first school in Northeast Ohio to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. A Ruffing education is, by all accounts, a tremendous experience, and our students emerge as socially responsible, intellectually curious and high academic achievers in their high schools, colleges and beyond.

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your family as you explore all that Ruffing has to offer.

With joyful gratitude,
Kathie Freer