A national benchmark in
Educational excellence through integration of the arts

Kindergarten

Essential foundations for life-long learning begins with a solid understanding of literacy and mathematics. Math Investigations and the research-based phonics program Fundations, are integrated into the exploratory arts, self-discovery, and social interaction. Outside the classroom, children learn responsible citizenship through service projects, such as spending time with the elderly at Mountain Care and donating food to those in need.  Our first quarter focuses on attributes and kindergartners learn to sort and compare a variety of things- from buttons to seasons to even each other! We then discuss culture and how we celebrate different customs during fall and winter months. In the 3rd nine weeks, our science focus is forces and motion, and we enjoy participating in several experiments that are included in our schoolwide STEAM event. Finally, we study the WNC environment with a unit centered around our local freshwater habitats and their importance to our area.

Field Trips :

  • Theatre performances including puppetry, drama, dance and music in the local community (Diana Wortham, ACT, Orange Peel, etc.)
  • Community Service- Manna Food Bank, Mountain Care
  • WNC Environment- SkyTop Apple Orchard, Pisgah Center for Wildlife (fish hatchery), Robert Lake (Montreat)

ArtSpace community building – weekly reading buddies with 2nd graders, science/math mentors with 4th graders, and monthly activities and projects with 8th-grade TRIBES friends

Teaching Staff

Name Phone Ext. Title
Rebekah Walker 602 Kindergarten Teacher
Ryan Brisini 647 Kindergarten Teacher
Elise Fuller 615 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Recent Classroom News

STEAM Expo

SWANNANOA, NC - March 3rd - Students at ArtSpace took part in the school’s third annual STEAM Expo.  STEAM is an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include ...

Recycled Flower Garden

Every student from the 2014-15 school year created a flower for this garden. Flowers were created from recycled vinyl records. The Old Depot Association in Black Mountain donated the money to finance this project. It ...