Jackson Campus


The Jackson Campus


Early Childhood

The Mountain Academy Early Childhood program for children ages 3-5 empowers children to construct their own learning.

Lower School

As students transition from Early Childhood, Mountain Academy’s Lower School continues to focus on learner-centered education to allow children’s ideas and interests to drive the curriculum.

Middle School

The Mountain Academy Middle School program focuses on pairing essential academic skills with authentic, real-world learning.

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor education at Mountain Academy creates an awareness of the relationship between the environment and human life, harnesses an appreciation for the environment, and encourages students to learn about human and natural systems while using problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students focus on learning outcomes from health and wellness, science, and community to culture domains.


A Journey is a direct, off-campus experience in the ecological or cultural environment that serves as an essential part of learning. We take both single-day and extended multi-day Journeys into our local and global communities. Our Journeys include thoughtful faculty planning and meaningful student inquiry, integrating curriculum, and creating and deepening one’s sense of place by connecting our curriculum to real-world issues and needs.

Educational Approach

At Mountain Academy, we use Project-Based Learning (PBL) to allow students to learn authentically about the world through in-depth inquiry, design, and sharing with a public audience. This dynamic approach to teaching and learning compels students to explore real-world questions and challenges while simultaneously developing interdisciplinary understandings and interpersonal skills. Projects can be as short as a few weeks or as long as a few months.