Mountaineer Montessori School

Mountaineer Montessori School serves 174 students in grades Nursery/Preschool-8, is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Other school association(s).
The student:teacher of Mountaineer Montessori School is 11:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 174 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Mountaineer Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in West Virginia for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
174 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade
Mountaineer Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Carpentry, Chess Team, Computer Coding, Knitting

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Orff Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble, Strings Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country, Yoga

School Notes

  • Mountaineer Montessori School is an independent school offering an expansive academic and arts curriculum in a fully-implemented Montessori environment to children from toddler-eighth grade. Founded in 1976, MMS is West Virginia's original and largest Montessori school in WV, offering a superior alternative to one-size-fits-all education. MMS is the only AMS full member school in the state and the only AMS Pathways to Continuous School Improvement School in West Virginia.
  • Our program nurtures each child's unique potential and has inspired more than 1,000 students over the years to discover and become who they were meant to be.
  • Remaining true to the vision of Maria Montessori and our founder, all lead instructors train at programs certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), with collectively an estimated 200 years of experience in authentic Montessori classroom.
  • Our comprehensive, cross-disciplinary program inspires academic excellence and is enriched by a full art, instrumental and vocal music, physical education, computer instruction and foreign language curriculum led by trained Montessori professionals .MMS offers an on-site learning support program led by the WV Learning Disabilities Association Teacher of the Year. All students participate in reading screenings throughout the year and receive additional support as needed.
  • At MMS we understand that : education is a partnership between students, teachers and parents; children learn in many different ways; children learn because they are interested, have creative imaginations, and possess the innate desire to become competent; the teacher`s role is to inspire, mentor, and facilitate the learning process; educational experiences will cultivate the child`s sense of independence, self-respect, and love of peace; and the importance of preparing aesthetic classrooms that meet the needs, interests and abilities of the children.We invite you to learn more about us. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to tour our classrooms
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Mountaineer Montessori School often compared to?
Mountaineer Montessori Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Charleston Montessori Inc. by visitors of our site.
What sports does Mountaineer Montessori School offer?
Mountaineer Montessori School offers 1 interscholastic sports: Cross Country.
When is the application deadline for Mountaineer Montessori School?
The application deadline for Mountaineer Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
No other school in the state can match Mountaineer Montessori's academic programs. Most students perform several grades above level due to the high standards and authentic Montessori environment, which nurtures their love of learning, develops their curiosity and promotes personal achievement. Arts programs are lead by professionals from the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Mountain Stage. Outdoor learning and physical education are emphasized, which classes at the University of Charleston pool and gymnasium. Highly recommended for families who recognize that each child has unique talents that can flourish in the proper setting. Warm, family atmosphere.
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We have been here 4 years and are very pleased. The staff, at all levels, are well trained and very experienced Montessori certified teachers. There are significant programs to develop reading, writing, the sciences are incredible and there is just a way about this school, with 32 years of tradition, in making sure the children are so well educated. In addition, they have wonderful cultural and musical and artistic programs which are heads and shoulders above other schools in the community. The physical education program is excellent and the after school program is so good for working parents. The love of learning combined with a wonderful socialization program makes this school so fine.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 174 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in West Virginia is $6,460 for elementary schools and $6,730 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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