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With warmth and gratitude, welcome! I am thrilled you are interested in Ruffing Montessori School, and I look forward to working with your family as you explore our compelling curriculum, beautiful classrooms, spacious outdoor learning environment, and caring community for your child.

From the moment you walk into Ruffing, the difference is palpable. Each classroom is carefully curated to nurture and further the academic, social, and emotional development of each child. Every lead teacher is experienced and highly educated, with both undergraduate and graduate degrees, in addition to being Montessori trained and certified.

Most notable is how a Ruffing education prepares young minds to shape our changing world. The Ruffing graduate is unmistakable in the ease and confidence in which they engage in purposeful work, ask inquisitive questions, collaborate with compassion, draw connections to think critically, and write persuasively — all skills that set Ruffing students apart for high school, college, and in life.

Giving personalized guidance as you explore Ruffing and navigate the admissions process is my highest priority. Ruffing is indeed a special place, and I look forward to sharing the Ruffing experience with your family.

Warm regards,

Julie B. Haffke
Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
Parent of Garrett ‘13 and Kate ‘16