Who we are

Founded in 2011, The Montessori Middle School (TMMS) enrolls 6th, 7th & 8th Year students as a free, public charter school designed to motivate learners in our Fine Arts based school. Our students participate in rigorous academics while being encouraged to embrace curiosity, creativity, and hard work.

Providing structure and a strong foundation from the start, the curriculum allows for increasing independence as students move through the three years, preparing them for the high school environment and beyond. Small classes permit teachers to find their students’ strengths and insist on their best efforts.

Our commitment to the success of every student is absolute. At the same time, we believe that success comes in many forms. Through our extensive fine arts program, curriculum based ‘Land Lab’ trips throughout the year, ample leadership opportunities, strong focus on character development, peace education and community service; TMMS students are encouraged to discover and to demonstrate how to be a productive community member within the classroom, school, community and world.  


Highlights of TMMS

Are you looking for a safe, supportive, close-knit environment for your 6th, 7th or 8th grade student?  Here are just some of the many wonderful aspects of The Montessori Middle School program! 

We are a FREE public charter school!  Our students receive a world-class education as a New Mexico state chartered public school.

Student centered learning.  We meet the needs of our students through our age appropriate, supportive, and close-knit community.

Strong parent involvement. Our staff is in close contact with parents to ensure that we work as a team for the best interest of each student.

Low student/teacher ratio. With approximately 110 students in our mid-school program, our students benefit from a low student/teacher ratio.

‘Land Lab’ trips throughout the year. TMMS students enjoy many curriculum based day and overnight trips throughout the year!

International opportunities & learning. Our 8th grade students participate in a Polish-American exchange program where they will travel through Poland for 2 weeks with Polish students!

Strong focus on character building. Students have the opportunity to strengthen their character through our fine arts, electives, community service, peer teaching, and peace education.

Assistance in transitioning to high school & beyond. 8th grade students participate in a week long internship and are given opportunities to identify career interests to help with transitioning to high school and their future.


Exploratory Learning

During TMMS ‘Land Lab’ trips, students embark on various curricula based trips throughout New Mexico and beyond. Students are invited to challenge themselves as they climb, explore, hike and become stewards of the land.  Below are some examples of trips our students have enjoyed!

  • Bandelier
  • Tent Rocks
  • Chaco Canyon
  • Sandia mountains
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • NM State University
  • Slot Canyon
  • Jemez mountains
  • Santa Fe
  • Valley of Fire
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
  • The country of Poland