Fernleaf is A K-12, TUITION-FREE PUBLIC ChaRTER SCHOOL
Located in the ❤️ of western North Carolina in the town of Fletcher
Now accepting applications for our waiting list for grades K-8. With limited immediate openings for grades 7-8! Applications will be added to the waiting list in the order received .
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!
In addition to providing COMPREHENSIVE academic instruction, we provide a differentiated approach to elementary & 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!"
Now accepting applications for our waiting list for grades K - 6!
note: we have a limited number of immediate openings in our 7th and 8th grade classes for the 2021 - 2022 school year. apply now to secure your spot!
K-6 applications will be added to the waiting list in the order received.