Vision and Mission

MMS Vision Statement

Mountain Middle School will work with each student to achieve the highest academic and social potential in an educational framework of problem-solving, cross subject application, and teamwork.

MMS Mission Statement

Within a supportive and safe culture, Mountain Middle School integrates technology and project-based learning into a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that prepares students to succeed in the 21st Century as self-motivated, innovative thinkers who seek to resolve challenges collaboratively.

We are a public, free charter school in Durango, Colorado. We offer a rigorous, personalized curriculum that is engaging and meaningful. We deliver our curriculum through projects. That means that our students have the opportunity to apply their learning through relevant, real-world experiences. We have based our school off of a wildly popular and successful model from San Diego called High Tech High/High Tech Middle ( Thanks for visiting our website and please feel free to drop by our school. Together we are accomplishing great things.

The Head of School and all teachers will hold office hours every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-4:30. Please contact the Main Office at 970-828-5600 to schedule time with our Head of School.

Current News

Current News

      Enrollment is now closed for 2014-2015!  Wait list is available on the enrollment tab above.

Call (970) 828-5600 to schedule a tour or request a student shadow day.  Click here to see our enrollment poster.

Education is a journey, not a destination! 
Please click this Link-to-Learning for valuable information about our upcoming golf tournament fundraiser!

For 8th grade science weather forecasts click

To view art that was shown in the Mountain Mystery Whodunnit Art Sale and Fundraiser please go to

Click here to view MMS student videos!

Why Mountain Middle School?
Click Here to view a powerful student documentary created by our News Team in response to this question.

Click here to see the Durango Herald's article on the recent 8th Grade Humanities TEDx talks, "Spark the Change."



Upcoming Events

Mountain Middle School