Mountain Middle School 

The founders recognized a need in the community for an alternative public middle school that focused on teacher-student interaction, collaboration, and problem-solving, while using technology for research and production, in a supportive environment. Mountain Middle School’s (MMS) charter was granted through the Charter School Institute, and it currently serves students in grades six through eight, from Durango and surrounding areas.

Mountain Middle School’s structure and programming is adapted from the highly successful High Tech High model, which emphasizes project-based learning. MMS has been well-received in the community, with increasing enrollment numbers each year and a waiting list for enrollment.

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Mountain Middle School is seeking a Site Manager.  For details and how to apply, click here.

It's Intersession Week!
 Intercession is a week-long, intensive study course based on a specific topic.  These courses epitomize Project-Based Learning.  Check out what Mountain Middle School students are engaged in this week.  Intercession Catalog  Students helped pay for Intercession courses through the American Ninja Challenge as featured in the Durango Herald article.


Most Likely to Succeed is a film taking the country by firestorm. Mountain Middle School is in the process of hosting a screening of the documentary for next fall followed by community discussion.

This film should be watched by every caring parent and educator who wants to improve the learning process.—Cindy Johanson, Edutopia

Finland has announced that in their new national curriculum, they will emphasize project-based studies instead of traditional subjects, but a school in Norway abandoned teaching subjects 40 years ago.  See the article.



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