Now in it's second school year, the EcoStudents program has expanded to the 7th, 8th and 9th grades. The Sustainability Curriculum has also been expanded.
During the first school year the 9th grade Sustainability Curriculum utilized the LEED Certification of High Desert Montessori's empty 30,000 square foot building to teach the science behind sustainability in the built environment. Over the summer a 1.8-acre empty lot between the school's Silverado and Orvado buildings was purchased, providing an opportunity to expand the Sustainability Curriculum into the living world. In addition, an elective version of the curriculum is also being offered.