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.

                        Latest News

Under the Wire and Over The Wall
The American Ninja Challenge featured in the Durango Herald outlines Intercessions and the fundraiser. See the entire article HERE or watch our in school production video HERE

Donor Offers Help To Fund Middle School

An anonymous donor has offered $50,000 toward the cost of buying Mountain Middle School’s building if the charter institution can match the amount.  See the entire article HERE


Students Test Their Engineering Skills

The 6th grade science exhibition at Fort Lewis College makes headline news. See the entire article HERE.

Mountain Middle School Scores Big Gift!

Donation of half of building’s cost could help school’s expansion.  
Read the entire article HERE.

By Durango Herald staff writer, Dale Rodebaugh.





Mountain Middle School