Beyond the walls
of education

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UMS is a public junior high charter school aimed at helping students bridge the divide between wilderness and community. Through a curriculum focused on project-based learning and outdoor education, along with acute aerobic exercise, students will engage with nature and activate their minds to discover the world around them and the individual within.

Our Curriculum

Outdoor Classrooms
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Students have frequent opportunities to experience learning outside the walls of traditional classrooms.

Project-based Learning
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Project-based learning connects students to their learning in ways that traditional instruction often doesn't.

Cultural Competence
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Students will learn about personal awareness and acceptance of those who may be different from them.

Acute Aerobic Exercise
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Physical activity improves the ability to pay attention and increases academic performance.

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Administrators, faculty, and staff all play very important roles in students' lives. At UMS, we see ourselves as role models who bring out the best in students and encourage them to strive for greatness. We share our knowledge and help them to become a better people.

As important as it is, just being where students are is not enough.  Instead, we create expectations that we will have a place in each student's life (and those of their families) as they transition from class to class, grade to grade, and on to high school. 

It truly takes a village to educate students.  Teachers to administrators.  Board members to staff.  There will be a lot of adults committed to making each student's experience at Utah Mountain School productive and safe--as unique as each student who walks through the doors of UMS.

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We will be opening our doors August 2020. More information, including our exact location, will be available soon, so please check back often, or submit your contact information below to be added to our mailing list:

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