Mountain Mallards

The Mountain Mallards is a group for our students who just can’t get enough of being outside and who want to learn more about the trees, animals, plants, trails, and treasures that we have on Morgantown Learning Academy’s 12-acre campus. We spend every minute of our time together hiking on our trail around the property and exploring our forest.  This class is full of fun and exciting discoveries and adventures, and our instructors teach and practice principles of individual responsibility, team work, and good stewardship to guide our students.


NEW FOR FALL 2019! We will be offering TWO options for Mountain Mallards! Because of an increase in Mallards enrollments, we are splitting the group between two days so classes aren’t as large.

Mondays, 3:15p – 5:40p
Monday Mallards will be taught by Benjamin Tower (a former Mallard who has worked his way up to Lobo status!)

Tuesdays, 3:15p – 5:40p
Tuesday Mallards will be taught by Ms. Paula Taylor.

2nd-4th graders
Cost:  $100-$150 per student
Become a Mountain Mallard! Sign up here.


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Would your child be interested in joining the Mountain Mallards?

– The afterschool program meets every week at Morgantown Learning Academy but is open to all students (public and homeschool as well!). The week day for the Fall 2019 semester is every Monday OR every Tuesday.

– Study hall for MLA students will be 3:15p – 4p to allow time for public school and homeschool students to travel to MLA.  We will take off up the hill at 4p! Parents, personal responsibility is a big part of this group, so remind your child to get ready but let them pack their own gear the night before. We will be going outside in the cold weather so please email Jen if you have questions about gear.  Each child needs to bring a backpack with a water bottle or camel pack and a nut-free snack with label for each adventure.

– Questions? Email Mallards Mentor, Mr. Benjamin, at [email protected]

– To enroll your child, click here.

Why are we called the Mountain Mallards? 

The Mountain Mallards afterschool program started before the Mountain SOL School formed as part of Morgantown Learning Academy (MLA). MLA’s mascot is the Mallard, hence the name “Mountain Mallards”.