Plymouth, NH – October 21, 2013
Mountain Village Charter School is awarded a $509,000 start-up grant
The New Hampshire Department of Education awarded the Mountain Village Charter School (MVCS) a grant of $509,453 for disbursement over the next three years. The funds are part of an 11.6 million dollar federal grant New Hampshire was awarded to increase the number of public charter schools in the State.
“We’re elated to secure this grant for our public charter school, which is a significant milestone on our path to opening MVCS,” said MVCS board Chair Rodney Ekstrom. “Without these funds it would be virtually impossible for our school to open doors in just 10 short months,” said board co-chair Thea Dodds.
About the MVCS:
The Mountain Village Charter School is an approved charter school opening in the Plymouth area in September 2014. The school’s three-part mission is to foster an engaging educational community with a nature-based Montessori approach, inspire abstract thinking, creative thought and critical reasoning, and to equally emphasize rigorous academics, artistic expression, social development and community engagement. MVCS charter was state-authorized on July 18 by the
NH Board of Education. Currently the MVCS founding board is conducting a search for Head of School, and choosing an appropriate location for a Montessori school with a nature-based focus.
Organizational Contacts:
To contact Mountain Village Charter School please contact MVCS board co-chair and media liaison Thea Dodds at 603-786-5048,, or Board Chairperson Rodney Ekstrom at
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