Black Mountain NC School Guide

Black Mountain Public Schools

Buncombe County Schools
The Buncombe County School system is the 10th largest school system and is the county’s second largest employer, with nearly 4,000 faculty and staff.  The Buncombe County School system serves nearly 25,000 students in 41 schools, with more than 50 different languages being spoken throughout.  Serving the Black Mountain area, this school system works hard to provide a safe, caring, and engaging academic atmosphere that prepares all students to become responsible citizens.  The county is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The Buncombe County School system has one of the highest percentages of nationally board certified teachers in the state and region.

Black Mountain Private Schools

Swannanoa Valley Montessori School 
Focusing on the Montessori approach to child-centered learning, Swannanoa ValleyElmchool3.jpg Montessori School was founded as a non-profit school in 2003 by parents who sought a creative active learning environment for their young children. Today, the school serves children ranging from 18 months to 12 years of age.  The school offers a safe, secure, supportive, and stimulating environment helping each child gain confidence, self-motivation, and cooperation through community awareness and enthusiasm for life-long learning.  They are currently working to expand their school to meet community needs.  Swannanoa Valley Montessori School is a Full Member School of the American Montessori Society (AMS), and works to mold children into individuals who respect themselves and the world they live in.

The Learning Community School 
The Learning Community School recognizes that learning happens at individual rates and helps each child express their unique gifts.  By emphasizing cooperation and confidence building, The Learning Community School offers a creative learning environment that allows students to discover new abilities, learn more about themselves and their community, and to make the world a better place.
Stone Mountain School 
Designed to help boys 11 to 17 with learning disabilities, ADHD behaviors such as impulsivity-hyperactivity, inattention, or lack of focus, and non-verbal learning disorders, Stone Mountain Boarding School for Boys provides the means for these boys to succeed both academically and socially. Stone Mountain School is a SACs-accredited, state-licensed, year-round school that features a "combined" instructional approach.

Black Mountain Colleges

Montreat College Black Mountain 
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college graduate graduating.JPGMontreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer Master's, Bachelor's, and Associate's degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. 

Warren Wilson College 
This independent, accredited, four-year liberal arts college was founded by the Presbyterians in 1894 and maintains a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA).  The Warrant Wilson College awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in a variety of disciplines and the Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing.  The College provides a strong commitment to community, social responsibility, the value of work, and openness in the pursuit of truth.  The Mission of Warren Wilson College is to provide an academic atmosphere combining liberal arts study, work, and service with a strong commitment to the environment and experiential opportunities for international and cross-cultural understanding in a setting that promotes wisdom, spiritual growth, and contribution to the common good.  Welcoming all religious faiths and secular perspectives, Warren Wilson College provides a strong sense of purpose, place, and participation, as well as supports diversity, community, and personal development.
Dennis J Whitson
Dennis J Whitson
3800 Sugar Hill Rd Marion NC 28752