Paint the Town with Mountaineer Montessori on May 20

Saturday, May 20, 2017

7:00-10:00 p.m.

Columbia Gas Building

Create the future at the brightest night of the year!

ArtWalk volunteer sign up

Paint the Town volunteer sign up




Montessori education in living color. Alive. Bright. Real.

For 40 years, Mountaineer Montessori School has brought learning to life, offering a hands-on, real world, world-class education that inspires children to discover and become who they were meant to be. At MMS, we are creating the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and engaged citizens, equipped with a love of learning, self-confidence and responsible leadership to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Celebrate education in living color!

On May 20, 2017, MMS will celebrate our colorful tradition of education in living color and honor three special teachers and guest artists who have enriched our students’ educational experience through integrated arts programming for a combined 75 years:

Barrie Kaufman

Nancy Johnston

Charly Hamilton

All current and former MMS parents, current and former teachers, alumni, artists and community partners are invited to this very special celebration!












Arts and Academics

Creating chemical models from gumdrops!

At MMS, the arts are embedded throughout our curriculum, offering exceptional opportunities for students to explore and develop deep understanding of science, history, literature, math and other subjects, as well as develop cultural literacy, creative thinking and confidence.

MMS serves 125 children ages 3-14, and is the largest, oldest and most recognized Montessori school in the state. Corporate, foundation and philanthropic investment in our mission enables us to serve our community’s growing demand for superior education options.

“Making is not just a ‘nice’ activity. It connects, transforms and empowers. If we want a world full of  innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers, we need to enable and sustain ‘making’ from a very young age.” Paula Briggs, AcessArt





The brightest night of the year!

PAINT THE TOWN is a major Mountaineer Montessori fundraiser, benefiting our Teacher Appreciation, specialty programming and financial aid funds. We invite our friends to join us as we:

  • Celebrate the arts and their contributions to academic achievement
  • Explore our creative sides through artistic fun for grown-ups
  • Honor creative MMS programs and faculty
  • Shop the Silent and Live Auctions….all proceeds will benefit the MMS Teacher Appreciation Fund
  • Enjoy live music, dancing, wine/beer, hors d’oeuvres…and more!
  • Mingle with old friends and new
  • Color the world of the next generation of business and community leaders, innovators and creators, dreamers and doers




Benjamin and Sarah Bailey




Elsie and Bill Carter

Ben and JoEllen Zacks






Aric Margolis Architecture, PLLC

Frank and Camilla Baer

Michael J. Del Guidice

Frank and Camilla Baer

Randy and Kari Peyatte

The Stevens Family


Clifton and Katie Clark

Club K9 LLC

Eagle Research Corporation

Carrie Gosselink, DPM, Bone and Joint Surgeons

Hamdan Family Dentistry

Joseph Jenkins and Susana Duarte

Tod, Paula, Caroline and Sophia Kaufman

Blaire Malkin and Rob Bastress

McQueen Davis, PLLC

Selling West Virginia Real Estate Professionals

Dr. and Dr. Shawn and Jean Storm

Ryan and Kate White



Wildwood Watters





MMS is pleased to offer a wide range of exclusive education investment opportunities to our PAINT THE TOWN partners. We invite you to make a splash with a unique, art-themed sponsorship…da Vinci to Kandinsky! Your partnership in this high-profile, unique event will showcase your commitment to West Virginia’s children to thousands throughout our region through a sustained marketing campaign and provide critical support to MMS.

MMS Paint the Town Sponsorship Menu


Contributions to MMS, a 501(c)(3) organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please go here for sponsorship information.

Good vibes!

Jazz/blues guitarist Steven Himes will get the party started, seranding guests during the reception and silent auction. The Voodoo Katz will close out the night, bringing high energy fun and their signature funk.

Party and Paint

PAINT THE TOWN guests can bring out their inner artist at a “Party and Paint” station offering creative fun for grown-ups (similar to Uncork & Create). Take home a one-of-a-kind party favor and colorful memento of the evening!









Individual reservations start at $75 per person and include a tax-deductible contribution to MMS. Your reservation includes admission to the brightest party of the year, live music, beer/wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, creative entertainment…. and affirms your support of our mission, faculty and students.  MMS will maintain a guest list and no individual tickets will be mailed.

Because it’s important for our entire school community to join in the celebration, a limited number of free and reduced price reservations will be available. For more information, please contact MMS Director Jennifer Carriger,  Your sponsorship dollars support this important community-building effort.

Early bird prices end on April 30, 2017….make your reservation today!




Montessori Masterpieces

Add a Renoir, Seurat, Diego Rivera or Homer Winslow to your collection! Each year, MMS students contribute to our spring fundraiser through class art projects. This year, students are recreating seven famous works of art through a unique and exciting collaboration with local photographers and artists. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to own your own “Montessori Masterpiece” featuring faces from our school community….they’ll go on the block at a one-of-a-kind art auction!

See our amazing Montessori Masterpieces here!









Live and silent auction

Support MMS teachers by shopping the PAINT THE TOWN silent auction. All live and silent auction proceeds will benefit the MMS Teacher Appreciation Fund. The auction will showcase an incredible array of dining and entertainment packages, fashion and beauty items, jewelry, sports memorabilia, art and home accents…and more.  Bring your checkbook and pick up the perfect gift for graduation, wedding or shower…or treat yourself.

Make a donation:MMS In Kind Donation Receipt









Fun, friendship and fundraising with MMS

Faces and friends from our 2016 spring fundraiser, “Masquerade”……