In September 2010, ten parents, came together to create Mill Falls Charter School — a free, diverse and public school that merges the Montessori method with the Common Core Curriculum (the national standard now embraced by the state of NH). With the NH Department of Education’s approval of the charter application in March 2011, Mill Falls Charter School joined the small group of pilot charter schools in the state and became the first public Montessori in NH. We have since been joined by committed community members who now serve on the School’s Board of Trustees as well as the Mill Falls Charter School Foundation.
We are dedicated to building a school that welcomes and celebrates diversity of all kinds. Mill Falls seeks to provide an educational environment where children of all abilities can progress toward independence, self-motivation and self-confidence as they strive to become well-rounded learners.
Mill Falls is located at 100 William Loeb Drive, just off of Holt Avenue in Manchester, NH. The location offers a safe, secure and green school site, easily accessible from I-93. It is positioned on many acres of land. We will be creating a fenced in play space and an extension of the current walkway for students and visitors.
Like all NH state-issued charter schools, Mill Falls has its own Board of Trustees and is responsible for its own budget, as well as hiring the teaching and support staff. The school’s Board of Trustees is made up of parent and community members as well as a non-voting head of school and a staff representative.
In addition, to support our vibrant programming and ensure the school’s sustainability, we have established a non-profit foundation, the Mill Falls Charter School Foundation, to sit beside the school and function as the development arm of Mill Falls, fully serving its needs and goals.
Please see the School Board page for biographical information about the Mill Falls Charter School Board and Founders. Information about the Foundation members can be found on the Mill Falls Charter School Foundation page.