Planting the Seeds for the Future: The Mountaineer Montessori Middle School Campaign


Ready, set, GROW! 

In response to our strong enrollment and demonstrated interest from our families, MMS will extend its unmatched educational program through the eighth grade in an environment that meets the unique need of adolescent students. “Planting the Seeds for the Future” lays the groundwork for expanding the school’s curriculum beginning in August 2014.  Through this campaign, we will engage business, community and educational leaders in this exciting program to build a new generation of leaders, innovators and thoughtful citizens who will shape the future of West Virginia.

The campaign was launched December 3, 2013, as Laurie Ewert-Krocker, who advises schools around the world on adolescent education, met with MMS parents and faculty and toured potential sites for the new program.  Laurie, the founding head teacher of the Hershey Farm School in Ohio, widely considered the premier Montessori adolescent program in the country, and David Kahn, executive director of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association, comprise the world-class consulting team guiding Mountaineer Montessori’s middle school expansion activities, including site selection, curriculum design and resource development.

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Plant the Seeds for the Future with MMS 

A resource campaign to  support the middle school site, curriculum development and transition is underway.  Your financial and/or real property contributions and participation on our fundraising team will help open a new era of excellence and innovation in education for adolescent students in West Virginia.  For more information, contact Dana Gilliland, Head of School, at 304/342-7870;

Mountaineer Montessori Middle School Launch-Planting the Seeds for the Future

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Mountaineer Montessori launches middle school Charleston Daily Mail, 12/4/13



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