The Most Experienced Montessori School In Rhode Island

More than 40 years of fostering independence, self-esteem, and a life-long love of learning


Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, the Ocean State Montessori School offers Montessori programs for children in preschool through sixth grade, as well as extended day programs and vacation and summer camps. Founded in 1973, we are the oldest Montessori school in Rhode Island.

Learn more about us at our Admissions Open House on Thursday, January 18th from 9:00 to 11:00am. Families are welcome to stop in, tour the school, observe in our classrooms and chat with our administration, board members and current parents in our community.
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Flexible Learning Programs


The Ocean State Montessori School provides Montessori programs for children ages 3 through 12 (preschool through sixth grade) as well as extended day programs and vacation and summer camps.
Wee Threes & Primary
Elementary
Special Studies
Extended Day
Vacation & Summer Camps
"I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to send my kids to Ocean State Montessori School.  The education they receive is tailored to their individual learning styles and fosters independence, creativity, and critical thinking. The amazing OSMS teachers and staff encourage academic growth and emotional and social development as well.  OSMS is more than just a remarkable school; it is a wonderful and supportive community of families and friends."
-Katherine Parsons

Why Choose Montessori Education?


Montessori Education fosters independence, self-esteem, social awareness, problem solving, and creative thinking — characteristics that will benefit students throughout their educational journey and beyond. 

The Ocean State Montessori School is the oldest Montessori school in Rhode Island. It was founded in 1973 by a group of parents interested in the Montessori Method. They secured a grant to purchase Montessori materials and hired a teacher and two assistants to teach 30 students in a church in Barrington.

Over the years the school has expanded, adding additional Montessori classrooms and programs. In 2009 the Ocean State Montessori School purchased the Grove Avenue Elementary School building at 100 Grove Ave, where the OSMS is currently located. Since then many improvements have been made to the space including the installation of a new playground, upgrading classroom and hallway flooring and interiors, designing and planting an Edible Landscape, and installing fences to create outdoor classroom space.

The Ocean State Montessori School currently provides Montessori programs for children ages 3 through 12 (preschool through sixth grade) as well as extended day programs and vacation and summer camps.

Enrollment at the school is approximately 110 students.
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