Ready, set, GROW! Mountaineer Montessori launches middle school campaign
In response to our strong enrollment and demonstrated interest from our families, MMS will extend its unmatched educational program through the eighth grade in an environment that meets the unique need of adolescent students. “Planting the Seeds for the Future” lays the groundwork for expanding the school’s curriculum beginning in August 2014. Through this campaign, we will engage business, community and educational leaders in this exciting program to build a new generation of leaders, innovators and thoughtful citizens who will shape the future of West Virginia. You can learn more here and in “Mountaineer Montessori plans middle school,” a front page article that appeared in the Charleston Daily Mail.
The campaign was launched on December 3, 2013, as Laurie Ewert-Krocker, who advises schools around the world on adolescent education, met with MMS parents and faculty and toured potential sites for the new program. Laurie, the founding head teacher of the Hershey Farm School in Ohio, widely considered the premier Montessori adolescent program in the country, and David Kahn, executive director of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association, comprise the world-class consulting team guiding Mountaineer Montessori’s middle school expansion activities, including site selection, curriculum design and resource development.