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.

We offer an Elementary level program for students in 1st through 6th grade. MESA has both a Lower Elementary classroom (ages 6-9, grades 1-3), an Upper Elementary classroom (ages 9-12, grades 4-6), and a middle school (ages 12-14, grades 7 and 8). Each 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.

Below are the steps which need to be taken to enroll your child with us at MESA.  We hope there is a mutual understanding that careful consideration is taken upon placing each child.  We want nothing more than for each child to be in a happy and appropriate learning environment in which they will thrive both socially and academically.  We look forward to working with your family during this time!

1) Request Information

Please contact the school office to speak with Shaun or Jessica Gerson
(828) 367-0259

2) Schedule a Tour

Tour our campus, observe our classrooms, meet teachers and heads of school.  Tours are offered Tuesdays and Fridays at 9am and 10am by appointment only.

3) Student Application

Please complete and submit the “Student Application” along with the application fee of $75.

4) Visitation Day

We would love your child to spend a morning in the classroom getting to know potential classmates, teachers and experience a general feel for the environment.  This is a student visit only… parents are expected to drop off and pick up their children here at MESA.

5) Decision

Based on whether or not a Montessori environment is right for your child, the head of school will contact you regarding acceptance.  Upon acceptance, you may submit the “Tuition Agreement” along with the deposit ($600) in order to hold your child’s space in the classroom for the upcoming school-year.

Contact Us

If you are interested in enrolling your child in MESA, please contact us at, info@mesasheville.com, to schedule a tour of our lovely campus, an observation of our classrooms during our morning work-time, and to discuss your family circumstances.
Montessori Elementary School of Asheville
(828) 367-0259
Admission forms are available here.

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