High Desert Montessori

Reno, Nevada

“Our mission statement says, “High Desert strives to be part of a socially conscious and green community by inspiring all to be critical thinkers capable of reflection, communication and action.” With the $30,000 in yearly savings we will see from this project, our middle school program is planning to build an on-site garden which will provide organic vegetables for our culinary program.”

Tammie Stockton, HDMS Principal/Director

Montessori schools are known for their commitment to encouraging sustainability, and High Desert Montessori Charter School has demonstrated this commitment in a huge way with the addition of a 210-kW carport array.

Replacing a well-worn asphalt parking lot with a series of carport covers blanketed with 780 photovoltaic panels, High Desert Montessori will now have shaded parking and will be saving about $30,000 a year on its utility bill!

High Desert Montessori is a public charter school that provides free Montessori education to about 400 students from infant/toddler and is expanding through the 9th grade.