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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                   Latest News

              Performance with Distinction
For the third consecutive year, Mountain Middle School has received the highest accredited school rating. See the article from the Durango Herald.

       Partnerships Inspire Student Teachers
“...what they're seeing in the Mountain Middle classroom is so different. It gets them thinking outside the box about what education can look like.” See the article from Fort Lewis College.

      2017-2018  Lottery Results and Waitlist
The lottery for the 2017-2018 school year is complete.  The results can be viewed here. 

To be placed on the Waitlist for the 2017-2018 school year, you must complete and submit a  Waitlist Form

If a vacancy occurs, you will receive an invitation to enroll.  Please note: The waitlist order was already determined by lottery results.  
By submitting the Waitlist Form, you are only affirming your interest to remain active for an 
​opportunity if a slot becomes available.  

Please see the Enrollment Policy for questions regarding the enrollment process.

What is the Mountain Options Home school Program? See Mountain Options for information.  



Mountain Middle School