Our educational program is customized to support each student’s individual path to social independence. We prepare a learning environment that consists of hands-on experiments, critical thinking, collaborative work, communal life and engagement with the adult world. Our primary pedagogical duty is to encourage conversations between imagination and practicality.
What is Roadstead?
Roadstead is a nautical term dating back to 1556, which means a place less enclosed than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor.
It is also implicit in Hampton Roads—one of the names for southeastern Virginia. We are located at the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and Elizabeth and James Rivers. America was born here. For centuries, our natural roadstead has been a major global maritime hub.
Roadstead encapsulates the entire philosophy and mission of our high school. We believe that academic study should be located in real life experience and meaningful work. The world is our outdoor campus. Starting from Hampton Roads, it provides students with endless opportunities to express their intellectual, emotional, physical and social needs. The school community functions as a home base in which, alongside mentors and peers, students can explore their interests, locate them in scientific knowledge, and prepare for journeys ahead.
We’re changing the way Hampton Roads does high school
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Roadstead Montessori High School welcomes all students with no regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, faith, class, sexual orientation, or any other identity marker.