Mountain View Montessori (MVM) is a K-7 charter school in Washington City, Utah. Our primary focus is making a free Montessori Education available to as many children in Washington County as possible.
The Founding Board of MVM started as the shared interests of parents whose children attended the private Dayspring Montessori Educational Center (DMEC) and as a passion to support the Montessori approach and place a high value on choice and affordability in education. Based on the successes seen in their children attending DMEC, the goal of the members of the Founding Board was to extend these opportunities to greater numbers by making an authentic Montessori-based education more widely available in the larger community.
Following thoughtful consideration, it was determined that the charter school model is the ideal choice to accomplish this goal.
The learning environment of MVM is based on the Montessori philosophy because of its emphasis on the development of the whole child.
Maria Montessori recognized that children have an innate desire to learn and, given the proper environment, will thrive intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. This “prepared environment,” as Dr. Montessori termed it, includes not only the classroom with its materials and authentically trained teachers, but also a social setting and atmosphere where children can reach their fullest potential.
MVM is open to all eligible students, and proudly adopts an educational approach that specifically addresses the community’s diversity to ensure that, truly, no child will be left behind.
At MVM, our vision is to awaken within each child his or her unique potential that will enable them to make a valuable contribution to society.
Mountain View Montessori will be an authentic Montessori experience in which exploration and discovery; green practices and sustainability; critical thinking; respect and responsibility to oneself, to others and to the Earth will prepare our students for a life-long educational journey.
Through the Montessori experience, we hope to develop children that are curious, creative, caring, empathetic, and confident.
We want our students to not only experience the prepared classroom, but also the natural outdoor environment. Our students will spend time embracing the outdoor culture, recreation, and biodiversity of Southern Utah.
We will be putting numerous measures in place to become actively involved in environmental stewardship and connecting with the world around us. We want our school to be a place where Academics Meet Adventure and Learning Becomes Elevated.