Free to fly: MMS all school annual meeting to be held Sept. 18


Free to fly…education that elevates!


Mountaineer Montessori School will present “Free to Fly,” its 2017 Annual Meeting and Report to the Community, on Monday, September 18 starting at 6:00 p.m. at South Ruffner Presbyterian Church, 300 20th Street.

At the event, MMS faculty and board members will update attendees on the school’s programmatic and operational plans for the year ahead, share progress from the past 12 months, discuss the “MMS@50” strategic plan, introduce new and returning staff and elect new board members. The annual gathering is open to MMS families, alumni, education leaders and community friends.

This fall begins Mountaineer Montessori’s 41st year serving children in the Kanawha Valley. Currently, 132 students ages 3-14 are enrolled at campuses in Kanawha City (308 20th Street) and South Hills (804 Myrtle), representing a 9 percent increase from 2016-17 and an 83 percent jump over the past six years.

“Free to Fly” will celebrate Mountaineer Montessori’s time-tested, child-centered approach to education, which fosters learning without limits, and offers students the time, space and encouragement to go as far and as high as they can.

Founded in 1976, MMS is the longest established and largest Montessori school in West Virginia and offers the only Montessori adolescent program in the state. Reflecting growing community interest in high-quality education options, nearly every MMS class is at capacity this year and tours and enrollment for 2018-19 and beyond are underway. Financial aid is available.

For more information, please call:  304/342-7870.


Complimentary child care for MMS families is available upon reservation. To save a spot for your child, contact Karen Kelly,