Service Learning

While the school was founded with the intent of building awareness in the children of their place in the world community, in its third year of operation, TLC’s community service program added a new dimension. Over a two-year period, TLC received three grants from the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the NC Humanities Council to support a service-learning program. Past and current projects include reading partners at the Lakeview Senior Center, adopting a section of the Swannanoa River through River Link, Animal Haven, an organic school garden with produce going to Manna Food Bank and The Welcome Table, and the creation of a natural science and cultural heritage museum at our local 4-H camp. Our children have an opportunity to give back to their community, and gain an understanding and appreciation (at an early age) for helping others.

A Community Striving For

Personal Growth

Talk it out

Everyone counts

Appreciations, not putdowns

Make it fair

Fostering A Culture Of


  • I would like to appreciate Mitzi for her calm, sweet, peaceful, and patient way in the K/1 classroom. She is the best!

    – Kiersten

  • I feel so grateful for this school. My kids come home happy each day!

    – Alexandra

  • We appreciate Kiersten for helping settle the K/1 classroom into their new handwashing routine each morning; John, Dan, and Meggan for helping in the morning carline; and Daisy for her office/recycling/trash support!

    -H and K

  • TLC is even more of a home this year than it used to be!




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1220 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778