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Maryland International School for Sustainability and Technology or MISST is a full day, private or non-public school approved by MSDE for grades K to 8th  for the 2022-2023 school and will be adding more grades in the future.


  • Constructivist Framework-Our programs are designed on the constructivist model meaning students construct meaning to the world and learn through their own experiences first and then staff build from there.


  • Integrated and Project Based Learning- our Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in integrated in real-world project-based learning.


  • Individualized or Tailored learning plans-Instead of a one-size fits all approach. We will tailor or individualize every students’ education plan! Using Florida Virtual School’s Global Campus, students will benefit from a hybrid program that we will tailor to meet your child’s learning needs and plans.


  • Computer Science Exploration-students will begin to explore the hardware components of computers, learn to code, and program robots that align to the Maryland Computer Science Standards and Practices.


  • Hands-on Learning-we don’t just show them, we give them the objects and want them to learn from their own experiences. Science, Math, Technology, and Computer Science are subjects that have valuable hands-on experiences with the materials that deeper understanding of concepts.


  • Focus on sustainable practices-One of our core pillars is stewardship and students will work on developing this through programs that focus on sustainable practices in our daily lives.

  • Community Service projects will be developed and implemented by students throughout the year.


  • We will be working toward being a fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization.


  • We will offer tailored programs for the Homeschool Community


  • Social and Emotional Skill development-we use a curriculum from Pearson that builds students social and emotional skills as they are in our program.


  • Science/Engineering/Computer Science Practices developed

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Open House

We are able to have a virtual tour by contacting the Head of School, Anthony Williams at anthony@thebeaconhouse.net

Enrollment Process

Check out our Admissions and Apply Now pages for more information.

Why We Chose a Hybrid Model

We use a hybrid model so we can tailor learning in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Art, and PE. We complete hands-on and project based learning activities to extend and enrich student learning and understanding.

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

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20 West Washington Street, Suite B100, Hagerstown, MD 21740