Ruffing Montessori School


The Krueger Group’s relationship with Ruffing Montessori School spans over three decades, 20,000+ square feet of additions, 30,000+ square feet of renovations, the installation of a 2,250 square yard synthetic turf baseball field and 750 square yard learning garden.

In 2020, the school undertook their largest project to date, adding a 7,500+ square feet second story and renovating over 15,500 square feet of the existing building.  Upon completion, the school has a total of 46,000+ square feet under roof.

A long overdue enhancement for a school with a steady population of 300+ children from pre-primary to 8th grade, the total scope of work included the following:

  • Installation of new radiant heated concrete entry sidewalks.
  • Expansion and renovation of main entry vestibule and corridor. Renovation incorporated natural daylighting with the installation of (7) solatubes along with (10) 6” LED can light fixtures.
  • New learning kitchen classroom.
  • Equipment storage room and teacher offices.
  • Installation of LULA elevator for access to all three floors of the school.
  • Monumental staircase filled with natural light connecting upper elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Construction of (5) classrooms and (1) library on second floor.  All new classrooms received ample windows that provide generous natural light throughout the day.

Total Renovations:

  • (1) Existing classroom on first floor was segmented into (2) to be used as the religion and Spanish classrooms.
  • Renovation of existing classroom to be used as a science classroom.
  • Consolidation of (2) classrooms to create one large music classroom on first floor. Includes the construction of new music practice room.
  • Construction of (2) new upper elementary classrooms along with an office and material room on first floor.
  • Renovation of (1) classroom on second floor.

ClientRuffing Montessori School
ServicesPreconstruction,General Contracting,Design/Build
LocationRocky River, Ohio
ArchitectHSB Architects + Engineers
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