Community Partnership

Mountain Sun Community School serves children ages three through ninth grade in a carefully prepared environment with specially trained teachers using Montessori principles along with other complementary educational practices. Mountain Sun is Brevard’s only independent school and was formed as a non-profit parent-driven effort to create a caring holistic community school that cultivates each child’s passion and unique abilities.

Mountain Sun Community School’s mission is to cultivate each student’s natural curiosity and love of learning through a challenging academic curriculum grounded in mutual respect and a sense of belonging. We recognize each student’s unique potential and nurture their passions and abilities through a balance of direct instruction, collaborative and independent study, hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom, and service learning.

We are grateful to offer community partnerships allowing your business or organization an opportunity to become a valuable sponsor of Mountain Sun Community School. As a nonprofit, independent school we rely on our greater community for support. As a way to show our appreciation, and direct traffic to our community partners, we are offering a community sponsorship from September through June of the academic year.

At a membership level of Poplar, Oak, Dogwood, Rhododendron, or Laurel you have the potential to reach more than 5000+ people who visit Mountain Sun Community School’s events, social media, general advertising and marketing, and website. Your involvement will not only support transformative learning experiences for our students and families but will also help deepen our impact on the greater community.

The 2020-21 academic year Poplar Sponsors are Keller Williams: The Matt and Molly Team and Looking Glass Realty.

The 2020-21 academic year Oak Sponsors are Brevard Insurance, Elements Spa, Headwaters Outfitters, and Stifel Investments: Nick Bearden.

The 2020-21 academic year Dogwood Sponsors are Bracken Mountain Design Build, Brevard Brewing Company, Century Craft Homes, First Citizens Bank, Green Go Cleaning Co.,Pisgah Forest Mountain Meadows, The Riveter, and Wildflower Media

The 2020-21 academic year Rhododendron Sponsors are D.D. Bullwinkel’s Outdoors and  The UPS Store 3439.

Laurel Sponsorships for the 2020-21 academic year still available!

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Michael Brown at


Poplar Sponsors

The 2020-21 academic year Poplar Sponsors are Keller Williams: The Matt and Molly Team and Looking Glass Realty.

Together, Matt Tavener and Molly de Mattos, formed The Matt & Molly Team in 2011. It has been the best business decision they have ever made. Since joining forces, Matt & Molly have been one of the top Real Estate teams in our Region, have been voted # 1 Real Estate Agents in Western North Carolina for six years running, have been recognized by Keller Williams International and continue to have fun doing what they love.

Looking for a realtor? At Looking Glass Realty, you will find only the best North Carolina realtors. Their agents are here to serve you, whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to purchase a second or summer home away from home. Their dedicated and professional team is here to help you through every step of the home buying or selling process.

Oak Sponsors

The 2020-21 academic year Oak Sponsors are Brevard Insurance, Elements Spa, Headwaters Outfitters, and Stifel Investments: Nick Bearden.

Brevard Insurance is steeped in tradition, our agency offers an extremely personal experience. They take time to learn about you and your lifestyle. They want to know your family and learn about your weekend activities. They want to know about your business and the challenges you face. This level of personal commitment is how they determine which competitively-priced policies best support your needs. As an independent agency, they are able to handpick the companies they work with to keep you protected. They prioritize fair and timely settlements to get you the service you deserve. They aren’t bound to a national brand that dictates how they operate or what type of insurance they offer.

Elements Spa is dedicated to reconnecting others to the elements of well-being. Their professional staff believes in educating our clients regarding the care of their bodies, minds and spirits. Their treatments are based on European spa therapies and Chinese medicinal teachings. Their therapists are important contributors to the work and philosophy of Elements Spa; all spa team members bring a unique yet complementary set of talents, passion, care and knowledge to their work.

Headwaters Outfitters is committed to being a professional top rated outfitter our community can be proud of. Headwaters Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, canoe and kayak river trips, along with tubing trips. In addition to serving as a place to explore the river, Headwater Outfitters carries a great selection of gear, canoes, kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) for sale in our river shop.

It’s quite simple. Stifel believes that when they put you – the client – first, they put you in the best position to achieve success, however you may define it. Stifel is a diversified global wealth management and investment banking company focused on building relationships that help individuals, families, and organizations pursue their financial goals.

Dogwood Sponsors

The 2020-21 academic year Dogwood Sponsors are Bracken Mountain Design Build, Brevard Brewing Company, Century Craft Homes, First Citizens Bank, Green Go Cleaning Co., Pisgah Forest Mountain Meadows, The Riveter, and Wildflower Media

Bracken Mountain Design Build is a fully-integrated architecture and general contracting firm. They offer a consolidated and seamless design and build approach for clients looking for an all-in-one partner to help them realize a custom-designed project, whether it is residential or commercial. BMDB’s portfolio showcases projects with clear architectural concepts that are bold yet relatable, and tailor-made to enhance their surroundings. Each project seeks the simplest and best design or building solution to any potential challenge. The resulting projects are built from high-quality materials, oriented toward unvarnished views and highlight the beauty of their natural surroundings. Most of all, BMDB aims to reflect clients’ unique sensibilities, while creating spaces that are customized to individual preferences and conducive to every-day needs and habits and optimizing each client’s return on invested time and money

Brevard Brewing Company is a family-owned business in the heart of Brevard, specializing in creating hand-crafted lagers. They were the first brewery to open their doors in Transylvania County on April 23, 2012, and are the only brewery in Western North Carolina to specialize in lagers. BBC has set out to give beer lovers the best of both worlds: beer that is both drinkable and flavorful.

Century Craft Homes is a turnkey solution for all your residential building and remodeling needs, from design to completion. They are completely family-owned and operated. Because of their small size and low overhead, you get high-end, personalized service at competitive rates. As a homeowner, you want a single point of contact, from conception and design, through project completion. Your home is one of your most valued possessions, and finding a contractor you can trust, respect and clearly communicate with is rare. Century Craft Homes understands how important that is, and provides a leader who will manage reliable sub-contractors, designers & suppliers to get the job done right. Large or small, the dreams and budget for your home projects are important. You can count on CCH to exceed your expectations at practically any price point.

First Citizens Bank in Brevard, NC is here to provide a full range of banking products and services to meet your individual or business financial needs. In their line of work, people come first. In every region they serve, First Citizens and their employees give support to cultural events and worthy causes that keep their communities strong.

Green Go Cleaning Co. is a family-owned and operated cleaning and de-cluttering, company based out of Brevard, NC. All of their products are crafted with intention in a squeaky-clean environment. Green Go also believes in upholding high quality standards: very product you use is measured, poured, and mixed by hand. Many years have been spent creating, testing, and perfecting their cleaning products and they firmly stand by their effectiveness and non-toxicity. Thank you for trusting us – the planet will thank you.

Pisgah Forest Mountain Meadows is a 5-acre property in Pisgah Forest that’s a mix of flat and rolling meadows, and a few wooded areas with the north prong of Glade Creek running through it. It is a perfect option for your base camp while you explore the wonders this area has to offer. PFMM is in a great location less than 2.5 miles from the intersection of Hwy 64/276 and 280 and the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. Grocery stores, restaurants, cycling shops, outfitters, and breweries are all within a short 5-minute drive. Although it’s not too far off the beaten path, the rural residential setting provides plenty of space and privacy.

Located just a stone’s throw from Sierra Nevada and the Asheville Regional Airport, the Riveter will join outdoor adventure and environmental sustainability with a 40,000 square foot facility perched above a 10-acre working farm leading down to the French Broad River. Slated to open next winter, the Riveter will be home to 16,000+ square feet of climbing terrain; 18,000+ square feet of progressive jump lines, drop training, and a Velosolutions world-qualifier pump pump; yoga studio; spin studio; community space; libation station; retail shop; and outdoor courses including a cross-country perimeter trail around the farm.

At Wildflower Media, they aim to water the seeds you have already planted by bringing you a flourishing digital brand. They can provide your business with an optimized online platform to help converting your ideal client into a customer or donor. And they will take on all of your marketing duties, and join your team as if we are one of your own, but at the fraction of the price.

Rhododendron Sponsors

The 2020-21 academic year Rhododendron Sponsors are D.D. Bullwinkel’s Outdoors and  The UPS Store 3439.

D.D. Bullwinkel’s loves the outdoors, just like you do.  As Brevard’s premier outdoor retailer, they are committed to providing the best the outdoor industry has to offer.  Here, you’ll find affordable clothing, footwear and gear, rich in quality and design. And you’ll find knowledgeable staff to help you find it, tell you all about it and how to use it. They are committed to a personalized retail experience and encourage you to come in our store, try on, get fitted, compare and contrast, touch and feel our products and interact with our staff who know and go outdoors.

The UPS Store is your local Brevard print shop. When you’re trying to make a lasting impression with printed materials, you want to consult with a local print expert. That’s where they come in. Stop by The UPS Store at 102 College Station Dr. to talk with a real person, someone that can help you design and print that perfect flyer, brochure, menu, invitation, banner or sign. They offer a variety of printed materials and are your local resource here in Brevard for all of your printing and copying needs.

Laurel Sponsors

Laurel Sponsorships for the 2020-21 academic year still available!

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