Welcome To Fairview Elementary
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Welcome to Fairview -- a school with over 800 students in grades Pre K-eight. We are located in Sylva, a small town in Western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Last year, our highly qualified staff of fifty-five teachers completed over 2,000 hours of professional development. Because of our school-university partnership with Western Carolina University, our student teachers, called interns, spend a full year with a master teacher at Fairview. In 1994 (?) we were named as a North Carolina Physical Education Demonstration School, the only Pre k-8 school in the nation to have that designation. For the past three years, our school has focused on developing a large part of our campus as an outdoor environmental classroom which we call WildWatch. Much of that work was highlighted in our curriculum fair. We have a very active PTA which coordinates our parent volunteers. Browse our site and learn more about Fairview School, Eagles for Excellence.

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Mrs. Sue Nations - Principal

Areas of Our School


We are pleased to announce that our mentor is

Western Carolina University
Department of Natural Sciences

In 1995, Fairview Elementary and Western Carolina University agreed to enter into a school/university partnership to provide direct benefits to public school students, to provide a better trained cadre of teachers, and to conduct action research.
Students from the university spend a year long internship at Fairview; they are there for the opening as well as the closing of school. University classes are taught on site at Fairview by college personnel as well as Fairview teachers who are adjunct faculty members.
Student interns work with a master teacher for an entire school year and gain invaluable experience in classroom management, instructional delivery, and professional camaraderie.

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Jackson County

Blue Ridge Parkway

Eastern Band of the Cherokee

"Used with Permission from The Biltmore Company."

Biltmore Estate

Links to Recipes and Food related Subjects

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Heritage Center Museum

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Ashville Citizen Times

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Current area Weather

Current Doppler Radar Image

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Project Support

A Special IAE Thank You to:

  • Dr. Richard C Berne
    (North Carolina School and contacts)
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