Your Partner in Academics & Christian Discipleship

Customizable education for Kindergarten through High School
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Your Partner in Academics & Christian Discipleship

Customizable education for Kindergarten through High School
Schedule a Site Visit
Renewing Education

God has kindled a desire in the hearts of many parents to reclaim
HOW, WHERE, and WHAT their children learn.
Are you among them?

We believe in:

the importance of partnership with parents

small, multi-age classes

gentle, project-based learning

mastery as the goal of education

We focus on mastery of skills using this formula:

instruction + application + enrichment = mastery


Enrichment Classes

Ex: cooking, art, logic, math games, etc.

Tuesday & Thursday

Instruction Classes

Ex: math, science, language arts, history etc.


Application Classes

Learning Centers, Research Projects, book club

customizable Christian education

One of our core beliefs is that parents know best what their children need.

We serve families with a broad range of academic needs. In order to support that spectrum, our classes can be taken a la carte or by the day. We empower you to build your child’s education through choosing the classes you need.

Example schedules:

  • all Tuesday and Thursday classes + Junior Chef Book Club on (Monday) + Drama & Music (Wednesday)
  • just Public Speaking
  • just Wednesay
  • etc.

Welcome. I’m Melanie Williams, Director of Haywood Haven. Like you, I had a vision for my children’s education that didn’t mesh with the options available to me. Haywood Haven exists because I wanted my children’s learning years to include rigorous academic training, classroom experience, and the opportunity to build community while safeguarding their innocence and the joy of childhood. It is a great honor and blessing to be part of building Haywood Haven. Are you called to be a Haven Builder?

Apply to join.


Phone & Email

(828) 565-2657


2024 – 25 Classes

8:30 – 3:00 Monday – Thursday


115 Hall Drive

Waynesville, NC 28785

Our classes

When you think about your kiddos first years in school, do you imagine them finger painting letters, learning phonetic spelling rules through dances and play, dressing up as the history characters they study, gaining math foundations with hands-on manipulatives, building fairy houses with all their friends under a big tree during lunch? What a coincidence! We share your vision for a fun, nurturing, classical education that brings nature and play into the classroom and takes the learning outdoors as often as possible.

Class Schedule

The focus for our 3rd through 5th grade students is on investigating, testing what they learn, and strengthening the foundations they built in early elementary. We love the vivacious, curious nature of these students. They inject a lot of energy into our campus life. Classes at this level still focus largely on hands-on experience.

Class Schedule

We commonly refer to these grades as our Middle School. Developmentally this is the phase of education where students move into developing logic and asking good questions that lead to knowledge. They work to apply the foundational skills garnered in previous grades and to deepen their understanding of God’s design and purpose for them.

Class Schedule

Also known as our Junior High classes, the focus at this point is mastery and expression. Our ultimate goal is that students will learn God’s “good, pleasing, and perfect will” for their life. During these classes, students hone in on maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses. They learn how to think critically and speak persuasively. They’ll discover their place in the world and continue to seek God’s unique gifting and purpose for their lives.

Class Schedules


Tuesday, September 3

First Day of School

November 25 - 29

Thanksgiving Break

December 20 - January 6

Christmas Break

April 11 - 20

Spring Break

Thursday, May 22

Last Day of School