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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.


                        Latest News

​Mountain Middle School moves toward Net Zero; a school  with zero net energy consumption.  Head of School, Shane Voss explains in this KOB-TV news story.

If you missed Most Likely to Succeed at Fort Lewis College, you missed a film that probed innovative ideas for a post industrial society. Hopefully, the panel discussion 
that followed is only the beginning of how schools will meet the needs of a changing society.

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

      4th and 5th Grade Fall 2017 Expansion
If you are interested in our 4th and 5th grade and would like to start receiving information about our Fall 2017 expansion, please fill out the 4th and 5th Grade Intent to Enroll Form. We will hold our lottery at a later time. 

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