MMS in the news

img_9702Mountaineer Montessori School has been making headlines since it was founded in 1976, and we are honored to share our story to inspire excellence in education and opportunity for all children.

MMS has received national and state recognition for its excellence in communication and efforts to raise awareness of the value of Montessori education, earning four Crystal Awards (highest honor) and an Honorable Mention from the WV Public Relations Society of America. MMS is the only independent school in West Virginia to be recognized by the National School Public Relations Association with a Golden Achievement Award.

We invite you to learn more about our school by taking a look at some recent media coverage about our school and by following MMS on these media platforms:

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 MMS in the News 

Students learn balance with stand up paddleboarding, Metro News, 10-15, 16

Mountaineer Montessori hosts Tint Sprint, Charleston Gazette Neighbors, 10-12-16

MMS announces new staff appointments, Charleston Gazette Business Section, 10-8-16

Mountaineer Montessori students take to the river, WCHS-TV, 9-28-16

Alumni news: Charleston native forges own path as a knitwear designer, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail, 7-10-16

Montessori Meet-Ups planned, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail, 6-26-16

Alumni news: Leaving West Virginia should not be an option, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail, 6-26-16

Mountaineer Montessori holds annual picnic, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail, 5-31-16

Mountaineer Montessori presents Lemonade Day May 21, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail, 5-20-16

Montessori Farm Stand Friday, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail, 5-12-16

On the Town:  Mountaineer Montessori Masquerade, Charleston Gazette, 4-25-16

Art Notes: Adirondack chair highlight Mountaineer Montessori fundraiser, Charleston Gazette, 4-3-16

Middle school map the Carriage Trail, South Hills Living, April 2016 Carriage Trail South Hills Living

Mountaineer Montessori presents Masquerade fundraiser, Neighbors, March 30, 2016

University of Charleston and Mountaineer Montessori off to a running start, Charleston Gazette, 3-18-16

MMS wins state chess championship, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3-8-16

Montessori brunch bunch, Charleston Gazette Daily Mail Bulletin Board, 3-4-16

Open enrollment underway at Mountaineer Montessori, Pulse, 3-2-16

Montessori farm stand, Neighbors, 3-2-16

Tim Tebow Act develops WV’s future leaders, Charleston Gazette-Daily Mail Perspectives, 2-28-16

MMS students collecting supplies for KCHA, WSAZ-TV

Kids with a Heart, South Hills Living, February 2016

MMS fourth graders organizing drive for animal shelter, Charleston Gazette, 2-1-16

Alumni news: Caroline Kaufman’s designs featured in NY Times Style Section, New York Times, 1-20-16

Alumni news: Jhanvi Sheth wins Kanawha County spelling bee, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 1-10-16

Alumni news: WV skaters achieve excellence on the ice, WCHS-TV, 12-23-15

Middle school baking bonanza, Metro East, 12-20-15

Cookie bake-a-thon, Kanawha Pulse, 12-30-15

Owl with a message (Wings of Wonder show), Kanawha Pulse, 12-16-15

On the Town: Tricky Fish event supports Montessori teachers, Charleston Gazette, 12-12-15

Student news: Five sets of sisters perform in The Nutcracker, Charleston Gazette, 12-10-15

MMS holds annual book fair and bake sale, Charleston Gazette, 12-2-15

Mountaineer Montessori kicks off ‘Hand in Hand’ campaign on Giving Tuesday, State Journal, 11-27-15

Faculty news: Charleston artist collaborates with Blenko on clean water project, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 11-1-15

Tricky Fish Tuesdays to benefit Montessori teacher fund, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 11-1-15

Alumni News: Senate confirms Sarah Feinberg as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Washington Post, 10-28-15

Business Faces: Teachers join MMS staff, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 10-24-15

DOW volunteer leads STEM project in Charleston, State Journal, 9-5-15

Montessori students map out Carriage Trail, Charleston Gazette, 8-8-15

Alumni News/Zahava Urecki: Daily Show satire inspires public service, Charleston Gazette, 8-20-15

Montessori Meet-Ups connect families with summer fun,  Charleston Gazette, 7-20-15

‘Little Free Library’ opens at Mountaineer Montessori Middle School, Kanawha Valley Neighbors, 6-11-15

New ‘Little Free Library’ opens at Mountaineer Montessori, WCHS-TV, Eye on Education, 6-13-15

Young STEM stars are touching the future, South Hills Living Magazine, July 2015

New Little Free Library opens at Mountaineer Montessori, WCSH-TV, 6-3-14

Montessori Glass Classroom offers a new vision for education, South Hills Living Magazine, June 2015

Kids Explore Their Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Heritage,  South Hills Living Magazine, June 2015

Little Free Library for Sunrise area to open June 3, Charleston Gazette, 5-26-15

Mountaineer Montessori to open Little Free Library on June 3, Charleston Daily Mail, 5-27-15

Alumni news: Zahava Urecki first West Virginian named as a Truman Scholar, Charleston Gazette, 5-23-15

Mountaineer Montessori makes literary difference, Charleston Daily Mail, 5-20-15

Montessori at home and all summer long focus of MMS Parent and Community Education event, Charleston Gazette, 5-16-15

Mountaineer Montessori launches “Little Free Library” book drive, Charleston Daily Mail, 5-11-15

MMS accepting book donations for “Free Little Library,” Charleston Gazette, 5-11-15

Mountaineer Montessori calls for book donations, Charleston Daily Mail, 5-10-15

Recording artist returns home, leads sing-along at her alma mater, Charleston Daily Mail, 5-5-15

Artist gives back to Charleston school where she got her start, WCHS-TV, 5-4-15

Kids hold Lemonade Day at Capitol Market, WCHS-TV, 5-2-15

Students to participate in Lemonade Day, WV Metro News, 5-1-15

What’s Cooking? Young Chefs Stirring Up Excitement, South Hills Living Magazine, May 2015

Mountaineer Montessori presenting Lemonade Day, Charleston Gazette, 4-29-15

Faculty news: Actress finds kinship in part, Charleston Daily Mail, 4-30-15

Putting on an act: performance classes help students reach for the stars, South Hills Living Magazine, April 2015

On the Town: MMS holds “Education for Innovation” forum, Charleston Gazette, 3-22-15

Alumni news: Kanawha County’s Kukkillaya repeats as spelling bee champ, Charleston Gazette, 3-15-15

Alumni news: Chip Off the Old Block: Cougar Family Carries on Lumberjack Tradition, Charleston Gazette, 3-14-15

Kids are the boss on Lemonade Day, South Hills Living Magazine, March 2015

MMS Middle School “cultivating a culture of cooking,” Charleston Gazette, 3-1-15

Mountaineer Montessori Middle School holds open house Feb. 10, Charleston Gazette, 2-4-15

Montessori Middle School students mapping Carriage Trail, WCHS-TV, 1-28-15


Mountaineer Montessori joins with city in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Charleston Daily Mail, 1-20-15

To make the world better: Community unites to honor MLK, Charleston Gazette, 1-20-15

Events planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Charleston Daily Mail, 1-19-05

Mountaineer Montessori presents Education for Innovation forum, Charleston Gazette, 1-16-2015

Love is in the air, South Hills Living magazine, February, 2015

MMS News Archive

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MMS in the News 2013

MMS in the News 2009-12