Earth Village

The Upper Elementary and Adolescent classes engaged in a wonderful outdoor program with Earth Village Education in Marshall on Monday, October 16, 20017.  The program was lead by Kevin and McNeal who are fabulous outdoor educators.   Read more

Cells (by the Adolescent Students)


201709_Adolescent_CellsProject_237.2 trillion! Although scientists do not actually know, this is their best estimate to date of the number of cells in the human body. That is a lot of cells. The adolescent class began their science study this year with cells, connecting with our larger theme this trimester of “origins.” Read more

Community Breakfast (by Courtney, 8th grade student)


September 21 was International Peace Day and the adolescent class had their first Community Breakfast of the year. Although we had a smaller crowd than expected, it was a good experience. Read more

Sustainable Agriculture in Action

At Mountainside, the students run a small chicken operation, and work hard to sustain its economic viability. They sell eggs to the parents and feed the chickens scraps from their lunch boxes. They do basic accounting to track their profits and, in some months, their losses.

These chickens have enriched our lives and provided many educational opportunities for our children. They also work much better than speed bumps as they free range around the parking lot! Read more