Fernleaf is A K-12, TUITION-FREE PUBLIC ChaRTER SCHOOL

Conveniently located in Western North Carolina between Asheville and Hendersonville, FernLeaf fosters a rich learning environment by engaging the unique passions and aptitudes of our school community.

OUR MISSIOn

To foster a rich learning environment that embodies the essence of community, understanding, and the human spirit. Grounded in humble respect for our surroundings, the individual, and the world as a whole, we seek to engage the unique passions and aptitudes of our school community so that in addition to achieving academic fluency, students become thoughtful, compassionate and engaged.

WE VALUE...

FernLeaf Community Charter School Community
FernLeaf Community Charter School Understanding
FernLeaf Community Charter School Mission
Community

We value building community with each other and our local neighborhood through multi-grade, experiential and project-based learning opportunities.

Understanding

 

We have caring teachers who create an intimate, collaborative learning environment built on kindness, respect and trust.

Human Spirit

 

We humbly respect our surroundings, the individual and the world as a whole; ultimately creating thoughtful compassionate humans.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE FERNLEAF!

We provide a differentiated approach to elementary and secondary education including:
  • Experiential and project-based learning.

  • Environmental and outdoor education.

  • Regular mindfulness and gratitude practice.

  • Fieldwork, including overnight and international trips.

  • Visual arts, performing arts and STEM.

  • Caring, thoughtful and experienced staff.

  • Regular social-emotional and service learning experiences. 

  • Embracing creativity and diversity in thinking.

Kids on field work at FernLeaf Community Charter School

WHAT FAMILIES ARE SAYING...

Price Family

"[What we love about FernLeaf is] the compassion, patience and guidance each teacher has for every child to learn."

Montague Family

"This was our first year at FernLeaf, and we have been so impressed with the teachers and staff. You all have taken a very difficult situation of online schooling and run with it while keeping smiles on our children's faces... We look forward to many more years at FernLeaf!"

Malpass Family

"The sense of community that you all create is wonderful! How Finn’s [7th grade] educational needs are attended to is top rate as well!"

applications are now being accepted for grades K-8 for the 2021-2022 School Year.

But hurry! Open application period closes on March 31, 2021!