Getting real: MMS Parent Night to Showcase Alumni on Feb 4

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Recent MMS alumnae celebrate the Montessori magic at the 2013 Luminaria Gala.

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MMS alumna Lee Roush and daughter, Madison, a primary student.

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MMS is all in the family for alum Travis Crouse and his children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The success of some of the world’s most notable figures – including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Google creators Sergei Brin and Larry Page, NBA star Stephen Curry, Yo-Yo Ma, Beyonce and George Clooney – was shaped by their Montessori background.

What is Montessori anyway and how does it differ from a traditional education?  How does Montessori influence a student’s academic, professional and personal achievements?  Are Montessori students prepared for the “real world”? What do West Virginians have to say about their own Montessori experience?

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Mira Stanley, right, is a professional songwriter and performer. She’s also the daughter of long-time MMS music teacher Ron Sowell.

Charleston-area young professional and recent alumni of Mountaineer Montessori School (MMS) will share perspectives on their time at MMS and its impact on their high school, college and career experiences at special MMS Parents Night event, to be held at the school, 308 20th Street, Tuesday, Feb 4, at 6 p.m.  Educators and interested adults are also welcome to attend. To RSVP or for more information, call 304/342-7870. (Free child care is available to current MMS families; to reserve a spot for your child, please call the office.0

Former students, ranging in age from teens to those in their thirties, will discuss a range of topics including: how does a Montessori curriculum compare to traditional schools? Did they have trouble transitioning to other school settings?  How were their middle school, high school and college educations impacted by their Montessori background? Why do alumni send their own children to a Montessori school?

MMS is the largest and most well-established Montessori school in West Virginia, serving an estimated 1,000 students since its founding in 1976.  Several former students currently have children enrolled at the school.

George Washington High School student Austin Susmann, right, won a state award for an anti-bullying video he co-produced.  He attended MMS.

George Washington High School student Austin Susman, right, won a state award for an anti-bullying video he co-produced. He attended MMS.

MMS provides a rich, approved academic and cultural curriculum in an authentic Montessori environment to 100 students ages 3-12.  All lead MMS faculty are fully certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the two most recognized Montessori certifications worldwide.

MMS sixth grader Noah Glasser, left, with former classmates Oliver Baer and Robbie Thaw.

MMS sixth grader Noah Glasser, left, with former classmates Oliver Baer and Robbie Thaw.

Clifton Clark, JD/MBA, attended MMS and currently serves on the board of directors.

Clifton Clark, JD/MBA, attended MMS and currently serves on the board of directors.

 

 

 

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