Ruffing Montessori
Rocky River

Life After Ruffing

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 every 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
Fairview 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
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 and Universities Attended by Ruffing Graduates From 2004 to Present

American University
American University
Amherst College
Babson University
Baldwin Wallace University
Barnard College at Columbia U
Bellarmine University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catawba College
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland State University
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Colorado University at Boulder
Cornell University
Cuyahoga Community College
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Fordham University
Franciscan University
Furman University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
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
Lakeland Community College
Lorain Community College
Loyola University of Chicago
Loyola University of New Orleans
Malone College
Marietta College
Marquette University
Mass. Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mercyhurst University
Miami University of Ohio
Middlebury College
Mississippi State
Montclair State University
NEOMED- NE Ohio Medical College
Niagara University
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
NYU Tisch School of Performing Arts
Oberlin College
Occidental College/Cal Tech
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University College of Engineering
Ohio University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Louis University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art and Design
St. Bonaventure University
Syracuse University
The Art Institute of Chicago
The College of Wooster
The New York Film Academy
The Ohio State University
Thomas Aquinas College
Tulane University
University of California- Berkley
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado- Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
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 Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Toledo
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Marti College of Design
Wake Forest University
Walsh University
Washington University
Wellesley College
West Virginia University
Wheaton College
Wittenberg University
Xavier University