PO Box 980
Kallispell, MT 59826
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Prospective MMS students have a desire to succeed, but may not be performing up to their true potential. They may be engaged in behaviors that endanger self realization.
Our students -- your daughters -- start their journey at MMS by learning that despite their past history or present difficulties, they can have honest healthy fun while working our program.
We integrate personal and community daily life skills with outdoor education, therapy, and academics. The result is a sophisticated, progressive and student-centered developmental curriculum. Our program is based solidly on research-proven methods of experiential education and therapy.
Our students tend to be gifted, highly verbally skilled and creative—yet in need of emotional support and guidance.
We seek to balance the composition of the group of students, in terms of analytical, artistic, musical, inter- and intra- personal, creative and kinesthetic skills and abilities. We expect all of our students have one or more interests which engage their creativity and their excitement for learning.
There is a good blend of ages and grade level with a balance from youngest to oldest in the student community. Our students’ age range is between thirteen and eighteen.
Since 1990, Mission Mountain School has developed and pioneered an integrated curriculum, which assists young women on the path to finding true self. Our programs provide multiple opportunities to create metaphors and experience a variety of emotional growth curricula in a wide range of modalities.
The adolescent must explore and develop all aspects of her emerging personality in order to maintain her quest for identity and to become a powerful adult self. Mission Mountain School sees whole person education as a critical priority, supporting progress through the four stages of emotional growth. We organize the curriculum into four primary components to address individual student needs, which will vary depending on which developmental stage she is in.
We find that metaphoric experiential education and recreational activities provide our students with a safe arena to create and work through life issues. The inherent drama and adventure associated with adolescence finds an appropriate expression through these activities and counters the depression that so often inhibits emotional growth or causes relapse.
In our spectacular Montana setting, we provide our students with opportunities to successfully initiate their own heroic quest and overcome significant adversity to achieve accomplishment. This process allows them to build the strength needed to address their emotional issues. Our emotional growth program requires your daughter’s active participation in her journey to discover identity and reach true potential.
For adolescents and families having difficulty, enrollment at Mission Mountain School means letting go of drugs, alcohol, negative peer groups and inappropriate relationships—in fact it means giving up their old lives to start anew. To most adolescents, giving up their lifestyle and starting a new one is a depressing idea and usually not readily embraced.
But the rewards for such sacrifice can be great. That success is what Mission Mountain School is all about.
You and your daughter have an extraordinary opportunity. Mission Mountain School is a special place where the tradition of the adolescent journey is still practiced.
Mission Mountain School is designed to provide our students a safe place to fully experience their journey to young adulthood. We promote family values and function as the extended family entrusted with teaching the children and guiding them in the difficult quest of finding their powerful adult selves.
Your daughter seeks and finds her true self at Mission Mountain School and in so doing becomes a powerful young woman with a sense of purpose and responsibility.
We dedicate our energy and resources to producing physically healthy, socially mature, morally aware, environmentally conscious, self-actualized young people.
Our goal is the reintegration of the child into the family and community.