CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 10, 2020) — As the first day of school approaches, local families are exploring all of their options for high quality child care and education for their children in the weeks and months ahead.

Mountaineer Montessori School, 308 20th Street, is now offering virtual tours and admission sessions for prospective families. MMS is planning in-classroom, on-campus learning five days a week starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, for students ages 3 through 14. 

MMS is implementing major facilities upgrades that will double classroom sizes and reduce classroom headcounts by 50 percent to allow for physical distancing. 

Starting in September 2020, MMS will grow from its current University of Charleston location to a second campus at the former St. Agnes School, 4801 Staunton Avenue, SE. to create expansive learning spaces for all students this year and accommodate continuing enrollment and program expansion in the future.  Enrollment has increased by 80 percent over the past 10 years.


The full MMS Back to School plan is available here.

Personal admissions sessions will be held:



To sign up, or for more information, please visit the admissions page on the school website at, or call Assistant Director Beth George at 304/342-7870. 

MMS is an independent non-profit school offering an expansive, world-class academic and arts curriculum to 148 children ages 3 to 14. Founded in 1976, MMS is West Virginia’s original, most established and largest Montessori school, and is the only American Montessori Society Member School and only AMS Pathways to Continuous School Improvement program in the state. Financial aid is available.

Classes fill quickly and MMS has maintained a waiting list for the past several years. Future MMS families are encouraged to begin the admissions process at their earliest convenience.

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MEDIA CONTACT: JoEllen Zacks, 312/622-3008 (cell-text),