Flight of Fancy: Rise to the Occasion on May 19

At Mountaineer Montessori School, children are free to fly!

Our child-centered approach to education fosters learning without limits, offering students the time, space and encouragement to go as far and as high as they can.

Since our school’s founding in 1976, we’ve given wings to an estimated 1,000 children, freeing them to discover their passions, fulfill their unique potential and create stronger communities and a promising future.

“Free to Fly,” our annual spring fundraiser, will be held Saturday, May 19, 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Charleston Woman’s Club.  This very special evening will benefit our financial aid, teacher appreciation and specialty programming funds.







Monte-SOAR with us!

FLIGHT OF FANCY 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:



Let the music take you higher!

FLIGHT OF FANCY will feature an unforgettable performance by some of West Virginia’s best known — and loved — musicians. Ron Sowell, a long time MMS music teacher and director of the Mountain Stage band, is bringing together an all-star ensembles of performers for a one-night-only show that you simply can’t miss!







Art that inspires!

A highlight of FLIGHT OF FANCY will be an exciting auction of amazing bird houses and other works of art created by individual students and MMS classes. Take home a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and support education that elevates!







Rise to the occasion!

MMS is pleased to offer a wide range of exclusive education investment opportunities to our FLIGHT OF FANCY partners. We invite you to make a splash with a unique themed sponsorship…. bluebird to sparrow! 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.

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

Complete sponsorship information is available on our online giving platform or here: Flight of Fancy Sponsor Menu

Flight of Fancy Sponsor RSVP Form






Individual reservations start at $85 per person and include a tax-deductible contribution to MMS. Your reservation includes admission to the most uplifting 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, jcarriger@mountaineermontessori.org.  Your sponsorship dollars support this important community-building effort.

Early bird prices end on April 30, 2018….make your online reservation or complete this form today: Flight of Fancy Sponsor RSVP Form


Education that elevates

Mountaineer Montessori serves 130 students ages 3-14 in Charleston, West Virginia — the heart of Appalachia.  Our mission is to elevate our students and region with forward-thinking, 21st century-aligned education that nurtures tomorrow’s problem solvers, creators, entrepreneurs and community builders…a new generation that will lead the way to a brighter tomorrow and a better world.

MMS is a community-based non-profit organization created to unlock the potential of West Virginia’s children through the scientifically-based, time-tested, child centered approach to education pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori. We receive no government funding. Our operations are funded solely by tuition, foundation and business partnerships, and personal donations.

Community support helps keep our program accessible to the growing number of families seeking access to high-quality alternatives to one-size-fits-all schools. Enrollment has grown 83 percent over the past five years and we are currently unable to enroll all applicants due to space and financial constraints.

Our “Free to Fly” campaign provides critical funding for financial aid, teacher training and classroom materials and programs, and help us continue to grow a world-class education option in our region.


Celebrating friends, fun and friendship with MMS!