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Re-envisioning the Future of Mountain School: Embracing Student-Centered Education

Mountain School is the Institute’s 30-year-old flagship program. Students (predominantly 5th graders) travel deep into the North Cascades to spend three days in its ecosystem establishing a foundational relationship with the natural world—one we hope they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Mountain School curriculum has undergone multiple small adjustments since its inception 30 years ago. Since then, there have been significant changes to state learning standards, the world we live in, and how we bridge the two to help prepare young people for the dynamic world and global issues we face.
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