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.
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 building community with each other and our local neighborhood through multi-grade, experiential and project-based learning opportunities.
We have caring teachers who create an intimate, collaborative learning environment built on kindness, respect and trust.
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.
WHAT FAMILIES ARE SAYING...
"[What we love about FernLeaf is] the compassion, patience and guidance each teacher has for every child to learn."
"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!"
"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!"