Graduates of Ruffing Montessori School are well-prepared for high school, whether private or public. They frequently report to us that Ruffing gave them an excellent foundation for their academic future by providing a rigorous curriculum and by fostering independence, curiosity, self-confidence, time-management skills, social skills, and a love of learning.

Even though Montessori de-emphasizes features of conventional education like testing and competitive grades, Ruffing’s teachers make sure our graduates are well-equipped to transition into any type of educational environment. In fact, many of our graduates are placed directly into various high school honors programs due to their strong academic preparation at Ruffing.

Please see the lists below for examples of where many of our graduates have attended high school and later college.

High Schools Attended by Ruffing Graduates From 2004 to Present

Avon Lake High School
Bay Village High School
Calvert Academy
Elyria Catholic High School
Gilmour Academy
Hathaway Brown School
Hawken School
Holy Name High School
Lake Ridge Academy
Lakewood High School
Laurel School
Lutheran West High School
Magnificat High School
Montessori High School
North Ridgeville High School
Philips Exeter Academy
Rocky River High School
St.Edward High School
St. Ignatius High School
St. Joseph Academy
University School
Western Reserve Academy

Westlake High School

Colleges Attended by Ruffing Graduates From 2004 to Present

Amherst College
Baldwin Wallace University
Barnard College at Columbia U
Bellarmine University
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland State University
College of Charleston
Colorado College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Fordham University
Furman University
Georgetown University
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Hillsdale College
Hiram College
Indiana University at Bloomington
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Loyola University of Chicago
Loyola University of New Orleans
Malone College
Marietta College
Marquette University
Mass. Institute of Technology (MIT)
Miami University of Ohio
Mississippi State
Montclair State University
NEOMED- NE Ohio Medical College
Niagara University
Oberlin College
Occidental College/Cal Tech
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Louis University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
The New York Film Academy
The Ohio State University
The Art Institute of Chicago
University of California- Berkley
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado- Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Toledo
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
University of Florida
University of Tampa
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Walsh University
Wellesley College
Wittenberg University
Wooster College
Xavier University