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FernLeaf students during experiential education with Ryan

Welcome to FernLeaf

FernLeaf is a Kindergarten through 12th grade public charter school conveniently located between Asheville and Hendersonville in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We offer high quality academic instruction taught using hands on learning techniques such as project based learning and experiential education. Students are encouraged to be curious and ultimately become 'thoughtful, compassionate and engaged' members of their community!

Engaged Learners

FernLeaf holds students to high academic standards while crafting rich learning environments that bring learning to life! Our creative and caring teachers help students feel connected to something greater than themselves ultimately creating graduates who are prepared for ANYTHING they want to achieve!

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FernLeaf Middle School
FernLeaf High School Experience

What makes FernLeaf unique?

FernLeaf Middle School Experience

HANDS ON ACADEMICS

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Hands on projects bring learning to LIFE!

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING

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EMPATHY & COMPASSION

Social & Emotional learning is built into EVERYTHING we do at FernLeaf.

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RICH LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

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FIELDWORK, 

EXPERIENTIAL ED & OVERNIGHTS

ALL students go on (at least)

8 field works per year!

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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

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EXPLORE YOUR PASSIONS

FernLeaf's incredible lineup of after school offerings allow students to tap into their unique passions!

What our community says...

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"In every dimension - academically, socially, artistically - FernLeaf offers profoundly more than any other school we have been a part of."

Middle School Parent

FernLeaf Fun Facts

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FernLeaf After School Activities
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Social & community events annually

Unique Fieldworks Annually

Students going on off campus overnight trips annually

FernLeaf students use free bus transportation

Afterschool activity options annually

Healthy lunches served out of our food trucks every day

Make FernLeafyour home

FOLLOW FERNLEAF
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