Vance Elementary


Address  98 Sulphur Springs Rd. Asheville, NC
Contact Person Otis D. Lerer
Contact Info


Website  Vance Elementary

Description of Agency:

Vance School of Human Diversity and Ecology is a student-centered, nurturing environment where collaboration is encouraged among students, teachers, and community. Vance promotes critical thinking and life-long learning for the 21st Century. Our children are academically and socially prepared for success in a global community with respect for themselves and each others' cultures.

Students at Vance explore all subject areas through hands on activities such as gardening, field trips, Reader's Theater, art and music. They discover the importance of civic responsibility and a sense of individual power to make a difference in the community and the world. Our students express their understanding through projects, performances, family centered celebrations and more!

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Tutoring/Mentoring/Classroom Assistance

All opportunities are working with children during the school day or after school. The responsibilities vary ranging from one-on-one tutoring, assistance with small math and reading/writing groups, assistance with garden classes, afterschool tutoring and afterschool assistance in the computer lab or with our afterschool Enrichiment Program. The Enrichment Program offers unique lasses afterschool to Vance students. These include Creative Movement, Puppetry, Yoga, Gardening, Puzzlers Club and they vary each season. Training is not required.