Montessori Education Week 2022

MMS will join with schools across the country and around the world in celebrating all things Montessori during Montessori Education Week 2022. Our activities, which will commemorate 115 years of Montessori and the 45th anniversary of our school, will span from Monday, February 21 to Saturday, March 12.

Please mark your calendars and plan to take part in any or all of these events… and please watch for updates throughout the celebration!




MMS Food Drive: Wednesday, February 23 through Friday, February 25

MMS will put the Montessori peace philosophy into practice with a school-wide food donation drive organized by our School Life Committee. The drive will benefit the Step by Step Kanawha Dreamers Family Resource Center. Each class level is asked to bring a specific category of food items. Financial donations are also welcome.

Details here. 

Volunteers are needed to help transport the donated items on Friday, February 25 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to Risen City Neighborhood Center. There will be staff there to help unload.

Please contact Samantha Hicks at / 304-389-8516 to volunteer or for information about this community service project. 


Coffee with Jennifer: Friday, February 25

Join MMS Director Jennifer Carriger and other parents for an informal get-together at Moxxee Coffee, 8:15-9:00 a.m., on Friday, February 25. This event is hosted by Moxxee Coffee, 301 Morris Street, an MMS family business. 

Space is limited and RSVP is required.  Reserve your spot here. 



Montessori Meet-Up: Sunday, March 6

A favorite MMS tradition returns as our School Life Committee presents an all-school skating meet-up on Sunday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena. 

Details here

RSVP encouraged. Contact Enybe Diaz (Primary I, Primary II & Lower Elementary parent) / 304-546-6542

Sponsorship opportunities: Families are invited to contribute to the cost of the room if they have the opportunity. $1 or $2 per family should be plenty. 


Montessori Career Fair and Tours:  Tuesday, March 8/Saturday, March 12

In honor of Montessori Education Week, MMS will present a virtual Montessori job fair to be followed by in person tours at our Staunton campus. The events are designed to introduce principles of Montessori education and the role of the adult in the Montessori environment to those interested in learning about working in a Montessori school in positions including classroom teachers and assistants, specialists, administration and operations, and after school and summer opportunities.

The two-part career event will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m. (Zoom meeting) with tour on Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. Attendance in the Zoom event is a prerequisite to the tour. Space will be limited.

Details here.

Prospective Parent Tours: Saturday, March 12, 11:00 a.m.

New families interested in 2022-23 enrollment are invited to visit our Staunton Avenue campus on Saturday, March 12. Participation in a prior Zoom admissions session, which provides an overview of Montessori education and MMS programs and policies, is required for admittance.

To request an admissions meeting, please complete this request. 

This event is designed for new MMS parents of children entering Primary (ages 3-6) through Middle School (ages 12-14) in the fall. Classroom visits for prospective Toddler parents will be held at a later date and additional on campus events for Primary-Middle School will be held later in spring. Please watch for details.