We leverage our facility as a hub of educational, cultural and civic partnerships which respond to the learning needs of our students.

PRM is staffed with an on-site resource coordinator, who is tasked to develop, integrate and manage community partnerships. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is the lead agency partnering with PRM to provide the Community Learning Center services. Community partnerships transform our school into a robust neighborhood hub which supports student academic achievement and provides students with numerous additional learning opportunities.

Check out this video, produced by Cincinnati Public Schools, that highlights PRM’s Community Learning Center!

PRM thanks Monique Crosby for being our Resource Coordinator since July 2020! [email protected]

Monique Crosby is the newly selected YMCA Resource Coordinator at Pleasant Ridge Montessori. Monique was born and raised in Lexington, KY. She is a proud alumna of Northern Kentucky University were she is currently the president of Black Alumni Council. Monique is coming with 15 years of experience in the field of education. She was recently an employee of Cincinnati Public Schools working as a teacher at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy. Monique take great pride in bringing joy and happiness to everyone that she comes in contact with. She loves the sense of being the light to so many children.

Monique Johnson is active in the Cincinnati area, working to improve communities and the lives of everyone that lives within. She is connected to many different groups and organizations such as Girls 2 Women, Rising Star at YWCA, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., volunteers at various locations. Monique Johnson has devoted her life to giving back to her community and to the children. Monique ran her church summer camp (Bright Star Community Church) for over 10 years. The partnerships that she has established are very near and dear to her.

Monique loves to spend time with her family and friends. She is very happy person who loves to laugh. She loves positive affirmations and good vibes. Her heart has always loved children and teaching since she was a young girl. The work that she does is unforgettable.

This list of Community Learning Center partners and activities will be updated as information becomes available for the 2020-2021 school year.

After School Programs 

Cincinnati Recreation Commission 

After School Enrichment Programs : Fee Based Programs

  • Webby Dance PreK to 1st Grade
  • Webby Dance 2nd-6th Grade
  • PRM Boosters Basketball practices
  • PRM Boosters Basketball home games
  • Cincinnati Spanish Academy
  • Exist Kids Yoga
  • Girl Scouts: 4 different troops meeting monthly
  • PRM Boosters Cheer
  • Cub Scout Troop
  • Enriching Kidz

After School Enrichment Programs: Staff Supported Opportunities

  • Art Club
  • M.O.R.E 
  • Yearbook club
  • Girls to Women
  • PRM Music Club
  • Brain Bowl
  • Futsol

Academic/Youth Development

Whiz Kids After School Tutoring Program

  • Program runs
    • Follows CPS calendar for Mondays off and snow days
    • Around 25-30 attending every week.

TEAM Works Tutoring through the Presbyterian Church

  • Program begins
  • Grades 4-6
    • Teen program is continuing from last year for 7th-12th grade graduates of program
    • TW and PRM Foundation are working together for a fundraiser – PRM Coupon Cards 

Daytime Tutoring-   Tutor/Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Donaldson places tutors into 30min sessions per identified student at assigned times each week.  We continue to source volunteers from Volunteer Match, Xavier, UC, Mt St. Joseph, and other community partners to secure tutors.

Health/Wellness/Basic Needs


Best Point Behavioral Health offers school-based counseling and support serving grades K-12. Services are provided in the school, home or at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati by a licensed mental health therapist or a qualified mental health provider.  The therapist will work with you and your child to determine the specific treatment plan that meets your needs.  Programs available at Pleasant Ridge Montessori are BHC Individual Therapy and Care Coordination.  

To find out more you can call The Children’s Home at 513-272-2800 or you can contact one of the program supervisors below:

Program Supervisors:

Caroline Hils, MSW, LISW-S, BHC Clinical Supervisor; [email protected]

Racheal Janszen, MA, LPCC, CC Supervisor; [email protected] 

Annie Schellinger, MSW, LISW-S, ECMH Supervisor; [email protected]

Pleasant Ridge Montessori Providers:

Marisa Funcheon MA, LPC – BHC Provider 

Elizabeth (Paige) McSorley QMHS- Care Coordination

Stephanie Wells MS, QMHS- ECMH Care Coordination 

More information about Children’s Home or services provided by this agency can be found at www.tchcincy.org

Blessings in a Backpack– Blessings in a Backpack gives children food to take home on the weekend.   Parent volunteers are coordinating for distribution every week (thank you!)

Neediest Kids of All – Additional uniform pieces supplied by this CPS for some of our larger and smaller sizes, also hats, mittens and coats.

Fernside – in-school grief counseling program