Principal Clancy

Your child’s middle school experience will be defined by change.  During the middle school years, your children will change more socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually than at any other time in their lives.  Working with students through these changes is exceptionally enjoyable and rewarding, but our approach must be intentionally designed to help them overcome the challenges we know they will face.  We are prepared to engage them intellectually and creatively, celebrate their successes, and springboard off their typical early-adolescent mistakes to help them realize their best selves.    

Though all our incoming students will be changing together, they will also be changing differently.  There is no such thing as a “typical” middle school student.  Some students will arrive at MTMS organized, prepared, and independently successful.  Others will seem aloof, unorganized, and need more teacher and parent support to be successful.  The one constant is that all middle-schoolers need to be appreciated, nurtured, loved, and accepted.  You have my word your child will not get lost at MTMS.  We will love your kids “as if” our own and work hard to learn their strengths and unique characteristics. 

Similar to you, we want our students to be happy and successful.  To pull it off, we need your help and input.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you have important information to share.


Patrick T. Clancy | Principal

Mountain Trail Middle School

Ph: (602) 449-4602 | Emailpclancy@pvschools.net

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