Community as classroom


“The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are where prepared for life by exclusion from it.” Maria Montessori

Off campus learning is a major component of the Montessori approach to education. Children at all levels extend their their academic learning through multi-sensorial experiences off campus, including field trips and other interactive activities. These include an annual three-day session at The Mountain Institute at Spruce Knob for upper elementary and middle school students.

In recent years, MMS students have experienced:

The Mountain Institute (upper elementary and middle school)

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (lower elementary)

Asheville, North Carolina (middle school)

The Carnegie Museums, Pittsburgh (upper elementary and middle school)

Washington, D.C. (upper elementary)

Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown Colony (upper elementary)

Charleston Broom and Mop Company (lower elementary)

Blennerhasset Island (lower elementary)

Green Bank National Astronomy Museum (middle school)

Cedar Point, Ohio (upper elementary)

Huntington Art Museum (upper elementary)

COSI (lower and upper elementary)

Adventures on the Gorge (upper elementary)

Blenko Glass (lower elementary)

West Virginia State Capitol Complex (lower elementary)

Andy Warhol Museum (upper elementary and middle school)

Heritage Farm Village and Museum (lower elementary)

Kanawha State Forest (all levels)

Morris Creek Watershed Association (lower elementary)

The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences WV (all levels)

Radio 88.1 (middle school)

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (upper elementary)

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanic Garden (upper elementary)

Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky (upper elementary)

West Virginia American Water Company treatment plant (lower elementary)

Canaan Valley (lower elementary)

Gritt’s Farm (middle school)


At MMS, the world is our classroom!















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