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Parental Personal Time

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC This morning, we were discussing our health and how we can care for our bodies to promote our wellness. The children all had wonderful suggestions and comments. I shared with them the basic expectations of hand washing…
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Circle Time

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC Here at Mountain Sun Community School, we like to make circles. This shape is inclusive and lets you see those around you. We are a community made up of all kinds of people with different experiences and ideas.…
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It Takes a Village

By Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC Many times I have heard the proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child." I have often reflected on that concept and agreed. There are many times when parents and friends help in ways such as driving a child…
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A Word for the Real

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC Several years ago, I was visiting a friend who was getting her Ph.D. in counseling at a large state university.  Part of her commitment included working with the student services counseling program.  She was telling…
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From the Archives: The Kinder Experience, 2016

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC | January 2016 If you haven’t had the opportunity to sit in “the invisible chair” and observe the natural flow of this energetic, yet peaceful classroom, please schedule a time soon. You will likely see…

Back to School Excitements!

You wake up, jump out of bed with more energy than most mornings, eat a hearty breakfast and put on the outfit you have had picked out for weeks. Your backpack is packed with fresh pencils and glossy folders; you are officially ready for your…
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A Place at MSCS

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC This was my first year with Mountain Sun Community School and I was turned loose in a world full of discovery, exploration, creativity, belonging, and inspiration. I can’t describe this place without these…

The Mountain Sun Family

Morgan Sprinkle | Brevard, NC As an assistant teacher in the Otter classroom, I look at our school through the eyes of a teacher. But I’m also a mother to a spunky, funny, energetic three-year-old. He is an Owl, meaning that he is in the…