Welcome to Mountain Shadows
Mountain Shadows, founded in 1985 in the beautiful town of Dublin, is a small, progressive school serving students in First through Eighth grades. Active learning, the development of a strong work ethic, and an awareness of the importance of good citizenry are at the core of each school day. The daily and seasonal rituals of the school honor childhood as a time of climbing mountains, in which the process of the ascensions, the play and the tumbles, the curiosities and the dreams, the studying and the resourcefulness bring joy and delight to the summits.
With a philosophical focus by teachers and students on the process of learning versus the products of work, each student strives to achieve mastery in her or his academic and creative pursuits, as well as respectful regard for the academic and creative pursuits of fellow students. In this environment, students can grow to be who they are.
Our students are a band of explorers who are well-grounded in their experience of creating, leading, and maintaining the many rituals which now are logged as tradition in this small yet firmly rooted community; they are learning how to care for their work, their friendships, their world, and themselves.