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Nurturing the Spirit of our Children

MacKenzie Henry | Brevard, NC “If education recognizes the intrinsic value of the child’s personality and provides an environment suited to spiritual growth, we have the revelation of an entirely new child, whose astonishing characteristics…
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December 2019 Class Updates

Daniel Sprinkle | Brevard, NC The Owls and Otters are wrapping up their studies of Africa as we head into the holiday break. Days are spent hard at work, exploring works in more complex ways and paying attention to the seasonal changes happening…
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MSCS Students Exploring the Natural World

Brevard, NC | Kayla Leed Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun Community School students do throughout…

Homesick

Janna Barton Carlson | Brevard, NC Homesick. The first thought that pops in my head is the traditional meaning. When I was young I often stayed over at a good friend’s house. My best friend lived for 35 minutes from my house. This of course…
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December Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC Otter and Owl: The two younger classes have had parent and teacher conferences. Both classes are taking opportunities to go out and about with trips to the Library, Care Partners, and Pisgah Center for Wildlife…
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November Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otter class is exploring the theme of autumn. They read a book by Jane Yolen about the change of the seasons. They spend outdoor time collecting colorful leaves, seeds, nuts, lichen, moss, and rocks. The kids…

October 2018 Class Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC For the International Day of Peace, all of the students made white paper flowers and performed songs of peace for special guests attending Elders Day. The students served snacks and drinks. The Elders were then…
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Boundaries in the Outdoors

Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC One of the places that the children play is an open area of grass, with some large beautiful boulders, and an old hemlock tree. There are boundaries that the children learn and respect. They understand how they…

The Eldest Mountain Sun Alumni Continue Their Journey

Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC In 2014 Mountain Sun Community School graduated its first eighth-grade class. Four students completed their education with Mountain Sun that year and went on to Brevard High School. Four years later, these students…
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Mountain Sun Community School Raises Trout with Trout Unlimited

Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC Each year the Monarch class (grades 4-6) at Mountain Sun Community School raise trout from eggs in the classroom. The local Trout Unlimited chapter provides the class with all the materials needed to raise trout,…