MMS Kids are qualified by an application process to attend Mountain Mission cost-free. Students have work assignments and must conduct themselves appropriately to continue attendance. Day students from the immediate surrounding area are also admitted.
Boys and girls of all ages are admitted based solely on need. Mountain Mission serves children from all over the region, the country and the world.
Most commonly students are referred to Mountain Mission because the family home environment or the neighborhood influences threaten the child’s safety and wellbeing, because the family cannot afford to provide for the child or provide adequate supervision or educational opportunities, or because the child needs to be placed in a more structured living and learning environment.
On average, MMS Kids live at Mountain Mission School for nine years. Families are encouraged to visit. Our hope is that as their children are given this opportunity, the family may improve its position, allowing the children to return to the family home.
We have eight residence halls on campus: one for toddlers, three for girls and four for boys. Residents are divided by age. Each hall is supervised around the clock by a minimum of four hall parents living on the hall.
The annual cost per resident student is currently about $16,000. This amount is funded exclusively by donations from individuals, churches and foundations. Mountain Mission School receives no government funding.
“MMS saved my life.”Former MMS student