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Montessori Elementary School of Asheville

“Cultivating the Love of Learning”

Montessori Elementary School of Asheville (MESA) is a small, private school, serving families of Buncombe County and surrounding areas of Western North Carolina. We are conveniently located in Woodfin, a North Asheville community that is central to all of the Asheville area.

MESA offers a unique Elementary experience with a multi-age classroom (ages 6-9, grades 1-3)  (ages 9-12, grades 4-6). The main classroom has two teachers, with a student-teacher ratio of 12-1. The lead director/directress is experienced and maintains certification with the American Montessori Society.  We also offer experienced, professional teachers for all of our “Specials Subjects” (Art, Music, Woodworking, Cooking, etc.)  

Our true Montessori environment offers students a hands-on approach to learning, paired with the freedom to explore and learn at their own pace. The children at Montessori Elementary School of Asheville are guided through the classroom, choosing concrete tools to learn subjects which spark their interest. Using careful observation, teachers assist the child in using the specially designed Montessori materials developed by Maria Montessori herself, over one hundred years ago. These materials and methods have stood the test of time, building autonomous and confident learners all over the world.

In addition to the major subject areas of the classroom (Math, Language, Science, History & Geography), students of MESA enjoy afternoon special subjects such as: Art, Music, Woodworking, Spanish & Sign Language, Movement & Cooking.

We have a very close community of parents, students and staff. MESA has a very active Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) who volunteer in class, create fundraisers, and plan field trips & events.

Open Enrollment

If you are interested in enrolling your child in MESA, please contact us at:, to schedule a tour of our lovely campus, an observation of our classrooms during our morning work-time, and to discuss your family circumstances.

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