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



Colleges Attended by Ruffing Graduates From 2004 to Present

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