Over the last forty years, Tuckahoe Montessori School has grown from its beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse serving a small group of children between the ages three to six to a school that spans the toddler years through elementary school. Each day at TMS you can find what made that one room schoolhouse so special — warmth, welcome, and joyful learning.

This short presentation provides a brief overview of students’ progression through the programs: Toddler, Primary, and Elementary. At each stage, their new explorations are supported by all that came before.

If you would like more information on our offerings, visit Montessori at TMS or contact us.

The Toddler Program

Our youngest students spend mornings in a calm, ordered, and beautiful classroom. Here they are guided by experienced teachers and learn the joy of learning. Learn more about the TMS Toddler Program.

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The Primary Program

Between the ages of three and six, children are old enough to discover the wide variety of life and experience all around them. In an environment prepared to meet their developmental needs, this new independence can flourish. Learn more about the TMS Primary Program.




During the elementary years, the concrete understanding that was so vital to a child’s early development becomes the foundation for increasingly abstract thinking. Learn more about the TMS Elementary Program.

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Discover TMS

Conveniently located the heart of Richmond, Tuckahoe Montessori School provides children with an environment designed to inspire discovery, engagement, and growth. We invite you to visit and experience it for yourself.

The school visit is the first step in our admissions process. Visitors to the TMS classrooms are often amazed at the level of concentration among even our youngest students. They note the peaceful quality of the school and the extraordinary learning taking place in groups or individually. All of this emerges from the students’ innate curiosity, and the use of the Montessori materials and teaching philosophy, which combine to focus that curiosity and encourage exploration within a nurturing structure.

Following their classroom observation, visitors are given a tour of the entire school, an overview of a typical day at TMS, and an opportunity to meet with the school director. During your visit, feel free to ask questions about all you have seen.

Parents seeking admission for their child then complete the application form in the packet provided during their tour. The enrollment of students for the upcoming academic year begins in late winter.

If you would like additional information on the Montessori Method in advance of your tour we have compiled a list of helpful  links. Here you will find information on the Montessori approach to each stage of development, descriptions of typical  classrooms, and the history of Montessori education.

Feel free to contact the school to schedule a tour or if you have any questions about our admissions process.

Our Core Commitments

Purposeful implementation of the Montessori method, in the hands of experienced and loving teacher/guides, that taps the extraordinary gifts of each child

A school culture anchored in trust, kindness, and the Montessori concept of education as the “unfolding” of intelligence and individuality within a calm and ordered environment

The centrality of evidence-based instructional methods

The importance of intercultural awareness and understanding as children explore geography, literature, and languages

Supportive structure for families

A time-tested instructional approach to reading and mathematics that results in a comfortable and natural mastery of concepts

Our Montessori Foundation

The satisfaction which they find in their work has given them a grace and ease like that which comes from music.

Maria Montessori