Principal's Page

Dear Mustang Community,

dustinI am honored to serve as the principal of Manitou Springs Middle School (MSMS). I believe that our staff’s commitment to our core values of Relationships, Opportunities, and Deep Learning make our school a special place for students to learn.

Student success is always at the forefront of our minds at MSMS. Our goal is to create interactive classrooms where students can thrive academically. If you visit our school, you will see students receiving high quality instruction from our amazing teachers, often in the outdoors to take advantage of our beautiful setting. Our dedicated staff work diligently to plan engaging learning experiences for students every day.

Additionally, we believe in the importance of social emotional development which is critical during the middle school years. Our master schedule prioritizes advisory as a component of the school week. During advisory, students receive direct instruction on topics such as mindsets and goals, recognizing bullying and harassment, and managing relationships and social conflict.

Having fun and building positive relationships at school is important to us. To that end, we are proud to offer Enrichment classes, which are not for a grade. Students get to choose a class that interests them that meets once per week. Examples of our Enrichment classes include American Sign Language, Lego Builders, Science Experiments, Origami, and many more!

If you are interested in learning more about what our school has to offer, please contact the front office and we can schedule a time to take a tour. Thank you for your interest in Manitou Springs Middle School. Go Mustangs!

Dustin Cady
Manitou Springs Middle School