About Mountain

We celebrate innovative ideas, the drive to expand the limits of each student’s academic and social potential, the joy of learning, and the friendship and personal growth that come from challenging endeavors.

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One of the four habits of heart and mind

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Last Day of this School year

2021/05/21 12:00:00

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2021/08/24 08:00:00

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The Mountain Experience

8th grade students at Canyon de Chelly

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Our School in the News

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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Parent Testimonials

[cmsmasters_quotes mode=”slider” animation_delay=”0″][cmsmasters_quote image=”14050|https://www.mountainmiddleschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FraleyPhoto.jpg|full” name=”M. Cecile Fraley MD” subtitle=”Parent”]My twins were part of the first middle school class to go all the way through Mountain. Their Mountain experience provided a tremendous middle school experience filled with project-based learning, incredible teachers, and a supportive environment. They entered high school with a well developed tool kit of public speaking, student-teacher partnership, self-initiative. They continue to return to Mountain regularly to marvel at its’ growth and celebrate its successes.[/cmsmasters_quote][cmsmasters_quote image=”13767|https://www.mountainmiddleschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hansen-Parent.jpg|full” name=”Tami Hanson” subtitle=”Parent”]Mountain Middle School fosters a learning community between all age groups. Our girls have learned a great deal about themselves by being asked to work cooperatively with teachers, peers, and community members. Our daughter has been challenged (in good ways) by appropriate academic and social levels to suit her abilities. We are thankful for the time and concern given to tailor her individual learning plan.
Mountain Middle School measures growth of individual students with values displayed like GRIT, INTEGRITY, and PERSEVERANCE. We appreciate the school’s desire to develop well-rounded citizens as well as capable students.[/cmsmasters_quote][cmsmasters_quote image=”13765|https://www.mountainmiddleschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Kereth-Parent.jpg|full” name=”Kereth Connolly​” subtitle=”Parent​”]My children have thrived as part of the Mountain community. The hands-on approach of project based learning has so many real-world benefits over and above the academic standards it incorporates. Mountain students are encouraged to be academic risk takers in a safe and supportive environment. I also love the daily focus on the Habits of Heart and Mind (effort, integrity, respect and refinement) and believe Mountain is focused on my children being the best that they can be, in all areas of their development.[/cmsmasters_quote][cmsmasters_quote image=”14012|https://www.mountainmiddleschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Daniel-Parent.jpg|full” name=”Daniel & Heidi Chowen​” subtitle=”Parent​”]Mountain Middle School has created an educational experience for our daughters that not only focuses on innovative project-based curriculum, but on the student as a whole. We have found this to be very important as it nourishes the whole person and enhances learning by allowing them to navigate their middle school experience with confidence. We love how MMS and the teachers push them to succeed in a group dynamic as well as through independent learning. The standards are high at MMS and it is a supportive community where the education is integrated into every moment of the day. We were elated when the girls got into MMS and it has been a great experience as a parent to see our daughters thrive in this positive environment.[/cmsmasters_quote][/cmsmasters_quotes]