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Cincinnati Public Schools has a long and successful history of establishing public Montessori schools. Pleasant Ridge Montessori is the newest of these, and the first neighborhood (non-magnet) Montessori elementary school in the district.

The changeover to the Montessori method began with the 2006–07 school year, and was implemented in stages. This implementation is now complete. The dedicated teachers at Pleasant Ridge Montessori are fully trained in the Montessori Method.

Admission is open to all children in PreKindergarten through sixth grade that reside in Amberley Village, Golf Manor, Pleasant Ridge, and parts of Columbia Township, Kennedy Heights and Silverton. Please see enrollment for more information.

To offer every neighborhood child a quality Montessori education, collaborating with community partners in a peaceful and environmentally-conscious setting, which nurtures a lifelong love of learning.



To continue the implementation of a healthy and sustainable environment throughout the school and surrounding communities and neighborhoods.


To create a Community Learning Center at PRM with the active participation of parents, extended families, community members (or neighbors) and partners.


To develop an awareness and practice in each child and adult at PRM that incorporates the values of peace: kindness, compassion and mutual respect.


To focus on the development of the whole child by offering a curriculum of teaching that opens the child’s heart and mind to learning by leading him/her to ask questions for him/herself, explore, investigate and discover. In turn, the child learns patience, tolerance, respect and an appreciation for other perspectives, affording him/her academic success in 7th grade and beyond.


To ensure that the school/student population reflects neighborhood demographics in terms of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomics.


PRM is a model for the nation as a premier public urban neighborhood school noted for its diverse and peaceful environment, community involvement, and outstanding student outcomes.