Mountain Pathways School

Mountain Pathways School is a community that fosters respect and a lifelong love of learning by nurturing the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being of its children.
By following the Montessori curriculum, we encourage students to reach their full potential as happy, healthy, contributing members of the community of humanity.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1987
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students77 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Mountain Pathways School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Admissions DirectorEllen Lewis

School Notes

  • Toddler class accepts children as young as 18 months
  • 2-4 year-old class offers transitional option
  • 3-6 year-old class is in large open classroom with space to spread out
  • Elementary and Middle School students thrive under the guidance of our Montessori-trained instructors

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Mountain Pathways School is The Patterson School (17.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Millers Creek Christian School (24.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Boone
    Grace Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: K-8 | 114 students
    1.4 miles
    471 New Market Boulevard
    Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 773-7830
    1.4 K-8
  • Lenoir
    Grades: 7-12 | 25 students
    17.8 miles
    4646 Patterson School Dr
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 758-2374
    17.8 7-12
  • Mountain City
    Grades: K-12 | 51 students
    20.1 miles
    332 Hospital Rd
    Mountain City, TN 37683
    (423) 727-9898
    20.1 K-12
  • Boomer
    Camp E-ma-etu
    All-boys  | Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 56 students
    23.7 miles
    4654 High Rock Rd
    Boomer, NC 28606
    (336) 921-3300
    23.7 7-12
  • Elizabethton
    East Tn Christian Home & Academy
    All-girls  | Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: 6-10 | 6 students
    24.4 miles
    517 Allen Ave
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    (423) 542-4423
    24.4 6-10

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