Students enrolled 406
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School leader Dr Susan C. Gottfried
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District Evergreen Community Charter
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50 Bell Road
Asheville, NC 28805

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5 stars
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April 17, 2014
The best school in WNC hands down. What makes it number one is... a very caring and devoted group of teachers and administrators and a very hands on principal. The Eco friendly environment ia another plus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
We love Evergreen because it is expeditionary minded, community minded, environmentally minded. And the school makes learning a fun adventure.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Teaches critical thinking with an environmental and social resposibility focus.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2010
The curriculum is great and puts students above the curve of public schools. They start cursive in kindergarten. The teachers are kind and bright. They teach out doors skills. However the staff does not always contact parents to assure that what they hear from the children is accurate and may take actions that are out of bounds. A change in staff would bring me back to this school.

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2010
Overall Evergreen is a great school if your child doesn't need EC services. The EC director at Evergreen does not put those kids first and does not make herself available to help parents know what is available for their children. Not even sure she knows. We took our child out of Evergreen due to her incompetence.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
Evergreen is an exceptional learning community. Every voice is heard and valued. Children learn responsibility, awareness, compassion; the activities and hands-on learning is exceptional.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 20, 2010
Evergreen is a close community, offers high quality education, and inspires the students and people who work here to be stewards of the earth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Evergreen is amazing in a multitude of ways! Academically, the school challenges my child, provides stimulating experiential activities and thought-provoking discussions. He has learned to love learning and is fully engaged in his education. He has also grown personally at the school. He's become a responsible learner and respectful of his community and his environment. Evergreen also provides a supportive community for families where we all grow together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
The teachers and staff at Evergreen are the best! They truly care about all of the students and the community and take pride in the school. I know the students at Evergreen are able to experience a very unique education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2010
Evergreen has helped my child tremendously in ways that public and private schools has been unable to. I love the close tight communtiy that feels more like a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Caring teachers and staff, great sense of community, My daughter has learned so much and is having fun doing it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Great institution. Caring teachers.Good parent Participation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
experiential learning, holistic education, highly qualified staff, caring atmosphere- what is not to love about that!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
I love ECCS becuase it's an amazing school where kids can get what they need and have fun learning. It's a school where the outdoors is one of the many classrooms, and the kids have actual lessons there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 17, 2010
I love Evergreen Community Charter School because it really embodies the true meaning of community. It is a warm invitng environment that welcomes everyone. The teaching staff is exceptional. The director is the best kind of leader to help the school grow. I am proud to have my child attend ECCS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
This school has such a stron sense of community, and high expectations for learning. We focus on the whole child and the large variety of learning styles. We love the environment and do all we can to keep it in good shape. Our parent involvement is top notch. Our administration is fabulous!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Evergreen school offers a strong sense of community and extra curricular activities that teach our children lifelong lessons.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Evergreen provides a holistic education nurturing and growing their mind, body and spirit. They love to learn and guided in the process of discovery ... of the world around them, their place in it, and themselves. As a parent, it's a great gift to have a school and community that supports and values my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Evergreen is the most exciting school in the US. They have great students and great teachers. They are devoted to experientail learning and the students are always involved in all sorts of interesting activities. It is also one the most diverse schools in the US. All cultures, ethnic groups and other diversity groups are welcomed at Evergreen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
It is a true community, helping the community through service learning and environmental education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
Evergreen is a place where the teachers and administrators listen to the parents and value all opinions in our community. It is truly holistic learning at its best.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
Evergreen is an awesome school and a great community. My kids love going to school and get bummed out when they realize it's saturday.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
Evergreen is amazing! They blend great academics with a love of learning about community, environment and our world. The students are interested, engaged and active in making a difference in their own lives and those of others.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
My six year old granddaughter is thriving in Kindergarten At Evergreen Community School

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 15, 2010
My kids are receiving an excellent community and environmentally based education at Evergreen with the best teachers in the world!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
This is the best school I have ever found! It offers hands-on learning oriented around environmental education and service projects. The teachers are way more than dedicated, they are Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
The spirit of the teachers who support one another and the children and families they serve is extraordinary.

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2010
It is an amazing place where children grow as individuals both academically and socially. They learn to be stewards of the earth, they learn to think,and they learn that learning is exciting! It is an outstanding community and I am blessed that my children are able to go to school in an environment that nurtures the whole child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Evergreen's philosophy of 'community' is a collective effort of teachers, parents and students to teach, learn and take care of each other. I have 3 adopted children who are thriving in this environment of caring for nature as well as others who are less fortunate. I am so proud to be a part of this phenomenal school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
I love Evergreen because this is a school that offers kids multiple ways to learn. Students are presented with opportunities to connect their learning to the world around them. We teach life skills--how to be healthy, productive, contributing members of the world. I wish I went to this school when I was a kid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Evergreen offers a wide variety of educational material besides in the classroom. The world is a classroom

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
I have 4 nieces and nephews that go to Evergreen. They are ahead of other schools scholastically, getting individual attention in each class and the various ways they provide studies are dynamite. My friends that have children of the same age haven't come close to reaching the quality of what Evergreen offers. I have moved away from the Asheville area, but I were there my kids would definitely go to Evergreen!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 14, 2010
Evergreen is simply the BEST! We love everything about it. The sense of Community is AWESOME and the teachers so loving and make every child feel special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Evergreen is a wonderful school, full of caring, nuturing teachers and staff, a great place for kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
My grandchildren love going to school. They are getting a very complete and well rounded education. The school has a sense of community that I don't see at other schools and it makes for a better learning atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen has been a wonderful place for my child to be. Because it utilizes expeditionary learning he's able to have many hands-on experiences, including camping trips with his peers that grow in complexity as the children age. The staff cares about the students, and encourages parent involvement in many areas. My child was accepted to a charter school within walking distance of our house (after being on the waiting list for four years) but turned the opportunity down because he wanted to stay at Evergreen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen keeps its students engaged and instills a love of learning. The curriculum & the Experiential Learning / Outward Bound model helps the students to find out who they are and encourages them to explore their strengths as different people in a community. Both my boys look forward to going to school every day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen's focus on community, teamwork, and the environment is inspiring and something to be emulated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Because of its dedication to the students, the community and especially to the earth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is an incredible school with a caring staff and a wonderfully involved parent community. There are waiting lists every year to get into this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
This school reflects my family values. I see respect, creativity, diversity, fun, adventure, learning, compassion, responsiblitiy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Great community of teachers and parents working together, good scholastic support, and hands on experiential learning with an environmental and community service emphasis.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen is a true community school. Students learn to work together and how to be lifelong learners. Service is an important piece in Evergreen's program. Students begin in kindergarten learning the importance of service to the community. The environmental initiatives at Evergreen are everywhere! We are not just a 'green' school that is determined by the type of building that the students are housed in... Evergreen is green at heart! We have an old building that we have retrofitted to be the best that we can be. There are green bathrooms, LED lighting, storm water rain gardens, photovoltaic modules, waste free lunches, and so much more! Not to mention that our students are the best. Everyone of them knows that they can be successful and because of the support and respect that they receive here... they are!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen is an amazing school with truly dedicated teachers and staff. I love Evergreen because it is committed to our community and to our children. My children love Evergreen, too. The approach to learning at Evergreen is very hands-on, and the children take multiple field trips throughout the year to learn about their world, their community, and their environment. It offers my children the opportunity to grow within a community and within themselves - learning to respect themselves and the people and world around them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
It is a caring community that supports it's members through good and bad, teaches the kids to be kind, .loving, and to care for the earth, all while upholding high academic standards. It rocks!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
As a grandparent of a student at Evergreen, I am blown away by the nuturing spirit in the school, by not only faculty, but students alike. They support one another, lift each other up so they can reach their pursuits and goals. I love the fact that when my grandson's birthday came around, each student whispered in his ear the 'positive' things they wished him for his birthday; things like happiness, kindness, success at what he attempts, and more. Not only does the school support the students, but the students pass on this wonderful sense of belonging, by getting involved with helping people in the community and around the globe. The children have raised money for clean drinking water in Africa, and helped families destroyed by the hurricane in Haiti. The school is teaching respect for one another and the planet on which we exist. What an inspiring institution!

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
concern for the environment obvious results in excellance in all aspects of education

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
They are great at involving the community and teaching the children to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreeen Community Charter School provides community for the children and families whose children attend the school. They also provide service to the greater community. The teachers are caring and dedicated to the children and the school stresses the importance of communty, the environment and service. Children's needs are tended to individually and the kids experience creative and adventurous ways to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen Community Charter School has a safe, caring, connected atmophere for the students. Their emphasis on the environment will help turn the next generation into excellent stewards of the earth.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Because it is a nurturing, small community environment with high academic standards.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Great Teachers! Great Staff! Great Community! I love the experiential approach to education and the focus on sustainable and healthy living!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen supports the minds, hearts, and communities of the youth that attend.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
The staff is incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic. They stimulate our kids and go the extra mile. The longer we are a part of the Evergreen community, the more I am grateful to be a part of such a special school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen Community Charter School has provided an excellent education and an incredibly supportive environment for my children. The teachers are uniquely dedicated to their profession and to the needs of the children in their classrooms. I also appreciate the focus on outdoor learning and environmental education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
As an experiential learning school, there is an emphasis on hands-on learning rather than textbooks and rote learning or teaching to standardized tests. Students feel like a part of a caring community and are encouraged to treat each other, as well as the earth, with respect. The school focuses on emotional growth and well-being, as well as academics and teachers work together to address the needs of the whole child. So far, my 8-year-old and 13-year-old have thrived at this school. They even enjoy going to school, which is how it should be but often isn't!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
It's all about community, and helping students become good global citizens! All the staff are so dedicated to a common vision it is inspiring!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The kids learn and earn such a deep and profound sense of respect and duty for not only one another but for the whole community and all it's natural resources

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
I love Evergreen Community Charter School because I see what a wonderful place it is for my grandchildren. They are encouraged to do creative work; they learn in a child-oriented environment, and they also learn a lot about the environment and work on projects to preserve our natural habitat.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
It has the highest ratings from parents that I know who bring their children to Evergreen when they could go any where else but choose Evergreen.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen has values far above any I have witnessed in my 62 years. They make sure each student gives back to the community, to their parents, and to each other. This along with impeccable educational principles make this school tops!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Both our children have attended Evergreen Community Charter School ( 10 years total between them ). The Design Principles which guide the school are totally integrated into all aspects of the school community ( it is an Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school - check that website for the Design Principles ). The staff is responsive to the individual students' needs, and the input of their families. The academics are rigorous, while maintaining the benefit of experiential, individualized learning. A wonderful school all around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Simply put, the Outward Bound Expeditionary Learning model works! It encourages students to care for themselves, each other and the world around them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love that they are experiential in their teaching style. The teachers are true role models for the kids and I'm sure my kid will remember them forever. This school has made a profound impact on my son for the better. They handle tough situations with grace and integrity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is astronomical in it's commitment to educating children in a way that encourages them to be independant thinkers while caring for others in a community. It is phenomenal to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen is the school that I wish I could have gone to growing up. Our children are learning to be active, thoughtful, caring global citizens who are in touch with their inner voice, nature and the greater good. Evergreen is a place where innovative instructional methods are utilized, community is nurtured, service work is valued and students are greatly enriched. Our family is grateful to be a part of the Evergreen community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Environment and Expeditionary Learning Focus and all that the school does for students

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen is a blessing! I am so thankful my son's opportunity to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
ECCS is the most wholesome, energetic, thoughtful, outgoing, environmentally friendly, forward thinking school that I've ever seen!! There is no other school like it anywhere!! CHARTER school staff are underpaid, overworked and in it for all of the right reasons...the kids!!! ECCS fosters community at a time when families are often so busy that it's difficult to connect with each other. ECCS ROCKS!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is an awesome school! Very community oriented and environmentally conscious, teaching skills kids will need for life (like how to distinguish between a celebrity and a hero). Great, respectful teachers who teach kids to respect themselves. They get all their basic education at Evergreen, and so, so much more! The kids love attending the school and I love being an involved aunt.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen embodies the values my family holds dear; it is wonderful to send my child to such a supportive school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
caring community--the school families all pitch in to help the school and each other; awesome environmental education; dedicated, hands-on teachers; camping trips; amazing art, music and PE; strong and fun academics

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen has a hands on-integrated approach to learning. There is an emphasis on personal responsibility, values, and respect for nature throughout the curriculum. The children at Evergreen are excited about learning. They LOVE going to school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen has helped my child in so many ways. We came from a private school setting where everything as about who you were, your family name, etc. Evergreen has taught my child to be herself and respect herself. She has enjoyed the variety of learning that they offer through Evergreen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Students at Evergreen experience learning by doing. They spend many days outside in fieldwork situations. It's experimental not theoretical learning. The environmental emphasis is also timely.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I have been a teacher at Evergreen for ten years. You won't find a school with more heart, more hands on learning, more environmental teaching, more cool field trips, or better teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The community experience. I also love the outward bound/expedition model. Lots of experiential learning with field trips and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen's curriculum, caring faculty and values, such as being responsbile for the life of the planet and the quality of life for one another, is what every child should be learning to prepare them to be caretakers of our environment and global community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
we love evergreen because of it's mission to our kids...it's green, has fabulous teachers and staff...a welcoming community and it's goals and leadership ideas....

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
It teaches our children to be thoughtful and kind to each other and the planet

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love Evergreen Community Charter School because it is just that, a community of faculty, students and their families who join together to make the world a better- and greener- place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The children love going to school! That is a true accomplishment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen parents and teachers are always looking for new ways to make the school better. It is a community school that is vibrant and cutting edge.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is a place where children are encouraged to meet their highest goals. Teachers are dedicated to these kids. It is truly a community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
All the hands on learning, the field trips, the community. My child loves his school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
We just found out our daughter was picked to attend Evergreen for kindergarten. We are so excited for her and know she will thrive there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Great teachers, incredible middle school program. Expeditionary learning. Environmental education. Kick-butt Marimba band.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen is a forward-thinking school that is preparing my kid very well for the challenges and wonders of this 21st century.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
My 2 children love this school and enjoy everything about it! They are learning so much and are growing personally as well. Parents are asked their opinions and are expected to participate in their children's education and to volunteer at the school when they can. I love Evergreen too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
My son had attended two other schools in two years. I was very nervous when he started attending Evergreen. We had negative experiences at every school he attended thus far. After a couple of weeks, and no complaining, crying or sleepless nights, I asked him how it was going. He smiled and said 'you know this is not like school at all, we actually have fun while we are learning!' I was overjoyed! My child has been supported and encouraged daily. In the last three years it just keeps getting better! The teachers are interactive with the children. The teacher:student ratio is low. There is encouragement of the students to be themselves and to not judge others, to accept each other as individuals. The diversity of the student body is broad. The other thing is that the administration really cares about the success of each student, not just the numbers. In a charter school every person makes a difference and that really shows at Evergreen!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
The faculty and staff at Evergreen are constantly striving to provide acitivities and experiences for children to help them grow academically and socially; providing a sound foundation for students to become thoughful, intelligent, and responsible adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
What every school should aspire to be like. At the local elementary school, my daughters used to want to be pop stars. Since they started Evergreen, they both want to join the peace corps, then become an environmental architect and a schoolteacher in Haiti. What more than that showcases the values of Evergeen? Every time President Obama talks about the importance of charter schools, I want to scream to local politicians to listen to him! THIS is what schools should do: promote community, sustainability, and service. Keep the minds of our children open. Charter schools all over need more help because they teach more than just test scores. Evergreen should be the example to which all schools aspire.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
My kids wake up in the morning excited to go to school for the first time ever. The teachers are AWESOME!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is a great community of like minded parents who strive for their children to attain a great education as well as learning about community service locally and worldwide.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
We love Evergreen because it FITS our family so well. Makes us happy to be a part of such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
because it is creative due to the teachers ,parents and students input.. school into the environment and saving the planet.Children love to learn because of the stimulating school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
It is a wonderful school and community. Proud to be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
We love this school cause they have taught my son in a way that he knows how to learn. They have been patient and kind and understanding. It is due to Evergreen why he has excelled!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Our school is simply the best. You really have to see it. We offer tours every Monday. View our website (www.evergreenccs.org) for more information and contact Robin in the office to schedule a tour. I could type on and on about how great we are, but you truly must come SEE it to believe it.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 13, 2010
Every moment of the student experience at Evergreen is well-thought-out, with consideration given to individual learning styles, environmental awareness and personal responsibility. Every day my son feels like a valuable part of the school community. The teachers and staff are enthusiastic, compassionate and dedicated. Given our older child's rewarding experience, we look forward to our rising Kindergartener continuing her path on a love of learning at Evergreen this fall!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen allows kids to be creative in learning. They focus on the individual needs of each student. The teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
We have a student granddaughter and daughter-in-law Associate Teacher at Evergreen. We have been there many times and are always impressed by the level of teaching, the work performed by students, the friendliness of staff, the upkeep of the grounds any many community projects done by parents and students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
It is a fantastic school that provides a allows children to be creative. They apply their knowledge in expeditions. There is more supervision and personal attention for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen is really an amazing school, and I'm really happy my daughter attends. The school focuses on healthy environmental responsibility, student independence and self-worth/respect. The teachers are really amazing individuals, who genuinely care about each student, and show it by the time and energy they spend with them. The school its self has a high initiative of earth-friendlyness, which is apparent in all ways (no-trash lunch, composting, solar panels, rain water ponds, student-led 'green' initiatives). I really wish this school was around when I was a child, as I would have absolutely loved attending, and I believe my whole outlook now on the public school system would be completely different. I stopped home-schooling my daughter because I realized this school had more opportunities than I could even offer her. Thank you Evergreen:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
We LOVE Evergreen because our children AND the adults in our family, including grandparents, are part of a much larger school community. We LOVE Evergreen because of its focus on environmental education. We LOVE Evergreen because it inspires my children to want to learn on their own. We LOVE Evergreen because of their green focus. We LOVE Evergreen because it ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love the collaboration within the school (students, staff and parents) to reach out to our community through fieldwork and service projects. I also love the responsibility for learning that is placed with the individual students by leading their own parent conferences, as well as the drive to respect and take care of our environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 13, 2010
It is the most unique school I know and have been involved in for over five years. It is like a second family. Community based, visionary, green, ELOB, multi-dimensional, and the teachers are committed above and beyond. The school is always stretching to grow with the times regarding helping to save the environment and teaching our children to be stewarts of this earth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Both boys attend Evergreen and have since Kindergarten. The Outward Bound style charter exposes the boys to what is important in life, the three Rs...Resourcefulness, Responsibility and Respect!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Both of my children attend Evergreen and they both have had wonderful experiences and an excellent education. Not only do they learn standard curriculum, but they have also learned critical thinking, social resposibility, and environmental stewardship. Evergreen is a model for how our education system should work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Our school prides itself with a loveing community. Our children thrive from the expeditionary learning enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers and administrators work tirelessly to maximize the school experience for all of the children. They have put together a wonderful program, and we feel so fortunate to have joined this community.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen has helped me teach my child to be compassionate and caring about her peers and the environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Evergreen provides a truly excellent eduction in both academics and social skills. It is a hands-on school with environmental studies as its core theme. Students have hands on field study to learn real world knowledge. Respect for others is front and center in every aspect of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love Evergreen because the parents are so involved and because the teachers and staff really try to give each child what he or she needs. I also love it because it addresses the whole child, not just academic learning. It's a beautiful community and a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love this school because of their commitment to the the environment, environmental education, and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers are the MOST dedicated I have ever met. They go way above and beyond what is required and always have student learning (instead of their own convenience/inconvenience) in mind!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I love Evergreen because of our commitment to Environmental Education across the curriculum. The school is able to provide opportunities for all of our students to demonstrate an understanding of ecology and environmental stewardship. Our students leave Evergreen with a sense of respect, responsibility and wonder for the natural world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen truly creates an environment where children love to learn and children love to go to school. My son, Otis Skipper, went to Evergreen from 1 - 8 grade and every single day he got up with an incredibly positive attitude -- wanting to go to school - additionally he always wanted to attend all school related events - and still goes back to the school frequently to visit teachers. The climate at Evergreen is unique in that the teachers are totally engage in the process for student learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is not just a brilliant environment for children, its a critically important environment which helps foster responsible,informed, caring students. Evergreen is definatley my favorite school!

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
Evergreen Community Charter School has allowed our son to be himself: an active, imaginative, can't-sit-in-a-chair for too long kind of kid. He has been encouraged and supported by all the adults he encounters at school. Evergreen's focus on environmental education and hands-on learning dove-tatils well into the life that we have as a family. We have been blessed to be a part of this school whose teachers are devoted and inspired.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen sees the potential in each student and encourages them to strive for their best. The kids are enthused to go to school and thrive with the caring staff.Their mission statement says that every member of the community has a voice-that's teachers, parents and students. I am the parent of a child with special needs. I thank my stars everyday that she's at Evergreen. They have really gone the extra mile.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Evergreen is a K-8 school. Our family moved to Asheville, NC in order for our son to attend a charter school. We decided on Evergreen for Keaton (our son) who will be graduating this year. The school has been great. The staff their are good teachers and more importantly great people. They live what the preach and are truly trying to make the world a better place. (They have refitted their buses for biofuel, installed landscaping to naturally filter rain runoff, etc.) You can tell they are accomplishing good things at Evergreen by their reputation. My son is applying for a special science oriented school within a school in Asheville. The administration their has accepted many of the Evergreen students to their program and seem to think highly of Evergreen. All this combined with good scholastic performance makes me glad we had this opportunity for Keaton.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
My son, Evan and wife, Karen Reese chose Evergreen for my grandsons. I believe they are receiving an excellent education. The boys enjoy going to school and are achiving new heights every day. I can see a great future for Matthew and Michael Reese because of the great education they are receiving. Thanks to all the staff and teachers that are dedicated to their job. The children pick up on that love for the work and children. Evergreen should win because of their great scholastic performance.

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
My three daughters are blessed to be surrounded by such a loving community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
A green school, with environmental initiatives, great community

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Evergreen Community Charter School educates students to become caring members of their community and conscientious stewards of the earth. The teachers at Evergreen work as a team to create a hands on learning experience with lots of field trips outside of the classroom. Students are taught to work together to help each other learn and grow. Evergreen has been an excellent experience for the past 9 years for my eighth grader and continues to be a fabulous experience for my 4th grader. We are lucky to have such a stellar school in our community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Evergreen knows how kids learn - experiential opportunities for learning abound at all levels.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2009
My kids are getting an excellent education and they are self motivated to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
It's built around 'holistic' learning - every fiber of my daughter's being is being educated to become a good steward of herself, her gifts and talents and our world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
As you drive up the driveway you feel a sense of welcome and community. The teachers are committed to quality learning. I have had 3 children graduate from Evergreen and all 3 have continued on to high school with confidence and a love for learning. One is now in college (graduated from HS with High Honors) and wants to become a teacher because of the role models she had at Evergreen. The other 2 are continually on the A honor role in High school. I believe Evergreen is the reason for their continued success and feel honored and proud that I have been a part of this school since the beinging.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
I only wish that, as a child, I could have attended Evergreen!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
My students love to go to school ... are being taught how to think, how to learn, are motivated to learn, and are being taught to be good citizens of the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
I love this school. The teachers make school a fun place to learn. My Daughter will talk about the day with such excitement. I have also made new friends and feel like Evergreen is the best school around. We are Happy to be part of the Evergreen Community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
It's very environmentally focused, and the kids are taught to be independent thinkers. All schools should be like this!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Not only do they offer a wonderful curriculum but they go above and beyond by offering amazingly fun and educational field trips and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Evergreen is the best school ever!! Children are taught more than just how to study and take tests. They are taught about the world around them and how important it is for them to take care of it, as well as their own communities. We love Evergreen!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
It is an expeditary learning environment where children learn on multiple hands on levels. They learn to care about the world around them by serving the community and appreciating the environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Evergreen is by far the best school. Earth conscious. Community Oriented. Wouldn't send my child any where else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
It addresses the whole needs of the child, teaches them to get along and work with others and also about the importance of caring for the environment while having high expectations and achieving good test scores! It's the BEST!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Kind, loving, patient teachers. Awesome, thought provoking assignments and field trips and a beautiful, serene campus. Thank you evergreen!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Evergreen is rain gardens, acceptance for all, solar panels, community gardens, happy music, lots of dancing, Environmental Education, GREAT teachers, service and compassion, tons of in the field work, true spirit and heart, lots of love, holistic approach, accredited, progressive, and making EXCELLENT academic growth. It is the ideal school community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 22, 2009
Being a student at evergreen has been such a rewarding experience for my daughter ~ best school ever !

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Evergreen is everything I want in a school for my children. The kids receive individualized instruction, framed within very interesting topics to keep them excited about school and learning. Evergreen strongly emphasizes environmental responsibility in a way that makes it a natural part of daily life for the kids. The people are nice, and everyone who works there is there because they believe in what Evergreen is doing. What a difference that makes! The students even work in Crews to learn about interpersonal relations and emotion management. I'm ELATED that my children get to go to Evergreen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Every day that my child comes home from school, I listen to what she's learned and delight in the decisions she makes; then, I discover again that there is no obvious boundary to the love I have for her and my respect for her only grows. Thank you Evergreen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
Evergreen has an environmental education and service focus. Our students learn to care; care about each other, care about their community and care about their planet. Evergreen produces leaders who will solve environmental challenges and help create a sustainable planet.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Both of my children attended Evergreen from the first grade. Both of my children have processing issues, however they both have very high IQ's. For several years I I addressed this with their teachers and also the special ed administrators. The staff at Evergreen insisted my children were in the best learning environment for for their disabilities. After having an independent evaluation completed on my son who is now in the 5th grade it turns out we were totally mislead by the staff at Evergreen. Children with ADD or ADHD should NOT EVER be in this type of learning environment. The faculty at this school are not qualified to teach children with special needs. Nor are they willing to admit any mistakes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Environmental focus and open attitudes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Alternative teaching styles are great for creating well rounded students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
ECCS teaches with great focus and spirit. Students learn to respect each other as well as the environment. It's a wonderful place for students and community members.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
the parents are very active and the teachers are innovative.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
My daughter, loves her school! All summer she couldn't wait to get back. They have a great system, all-around, amazing field trips, wonderful teachers and staff, and there are so many open-minded people (students and teachers), that they make everyone feel welcome and accepted. If it were not for this school, I would still be homeschooling my daughter---but we stopped, after realizing that she had many more opportunities there than I could give her. This is our second year, and we are highly pleased (this is coming from a skeptical mother!)

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
i love this school we are always outside gardening or whatnot i love the hands on learning and how the teachers will help you no matter what level anything you are, i have learned so much and had alot of fun

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2007
My son has been at Evergreen for four years and my daughter for two years. I have seen a large turnover in teachers every year and it has been difficult for my children, but necessary for the evolving school. The teachers are great, the administration could be more friendly, but it is improving. Test scores are not a determination of this school - come to Evergreen and see for yourself - the children are amazing - everyday!

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2005
I am both a teacher and a parent at Evergreen School. As a teacher, I have never been around such a dedicated and awesome staff! From the principal to the custodian, we all appreciate and learn from each other. As a parent, I am thrilled to have my children at ECCS. They are constantly challenged and are genuinely loved by their teachers...what more could you ask for?

- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2005
My children are in the elementary grades at ECCS. This is our 3rd year and we have had a wonderful experience thus far! The teachers are exceptional, being able to aptly work with both accelerated learners and those with challenges. Evergreen's focus on hands on learning and environmental education & responsibility is another key area we appreciate. ECCS is in it's 6th year- therefore it has a ways to go in realizing it's mission and vision- needs foreign language classes, more arts, etc- but the school has a good start- my daughter was in 3 musicals last year in her 2nd grade class! It depends upon the teacher. The children really do become responsible learners and being an ELOB Outward Bound School, the children learn about integrity, challenging themselves, being good stewards & citizens, etc. WE LOVE EVERGREEN! There is a requirement for parent involvement- and we also really like that.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2004
My children have been attending Evergreen for some time now, my daughter usually scores 4's on her E.O.G.'S, my son scores high too. Evergreen has such high principles of learning, the algebra 1 class, for some 8th grade students is exceptional. In the 2003-2004 algebra class, all but 1 student passed the E.O.C.'s (end of courses). The 8th grade social studies and language arts classes are wonderful, the students learn at the rate of a 10th grade honors class, this came from the mouth of a 10th grader. Even the 'challenged' students keep up and do good. If your child has problems with anger or doesn't try, i would not reccomend this school. But if your child just has a 'road block' in front of him or her, send them, the special services are great. This school has prepared my children for highschool in a way that A.M.S. cant match.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2004
I have gone to Evergreen since I was in 3rd grade, I am currently in 7th grade attending school there. This school provides a good education for almost any kid who goes there. The administation takes their time to make sure that each student understands more than just reading, writing and arithmatics, they care about more than that. I would reccomend this school to anyone who was scouting for a good school.

- submitted by a student
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Evergreen Community Charter
50 Bell Road, Asheville, NC  28805
(828) 298-2173
Last modified Evergreen Community Charter is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Evergreen Community Charter Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 157 reviews.