_ The 4th Annual Mill Falls Charter School Road Race & Fun Run:
The 4th Annual Mill Falls Charter School Road Race & Fun Run is community-based fundraising effort that helps raise critical funds for our public-school program. The race will be held at Southern New Hampshire University’s brand NEW Penmen Stadium on September 22nd. We are a family friendly event, with free food, fun activities and plenty of great music!
A little bit about us: The Mill Falls Charter School was established in 2012 as NH’s first public Montessori school, provides a K-6 grade education to 168 students. The school brings together children of all backgrounds and learning styles in mixed-age classrooms, which follow the individualized and academically integrated Montessori approach. Students’ emotional and social growth is cultivated along-side their academic achievement in an inclusive and diverse public school setting. Like all public schools we are tuition free.
Our diverse student body includes children who speak 10 languages other than English, many of whom have learning challenges and even more live in families who struggle financially and live at or below the poverty line. Our school community reflects accurately the residential make up of Manchester and its surrounding towns. While our public school receives funding from the State of NH, the funding level is over 50% less than funds afforded to the state’s traditional public schools. We hold events like this to help us cover the budget deficit we face annually given the low level of state funding.