Metro Montessori Middle (MMM)
The Montessori Environment: Middle School 12 to 15 years
In addition to rigorous academics, the work of MMM students demands that they explore the world outside the classroom, exercise independence and creativity and have a sense of responsibility to society. We respond to the unique needs of this age group by combining hands-on work with academics, relating the students to the roles and responsibilities of adulthood and engaging in the environment that surrounds the school. The five themes underlying the curriculum are Occupations, Humanities, Self-Expression, Connection to Nature and the Living Community. They provide a purposeful context for lessons in traditional subject areas. Graduates are prepared for competitive high school programs, and prepared for adulthood with a body of practical life skills, a community perspective and competencies in innovation and collaboration.