Francine Delany New School for Children provides opportunities for its students to participate in organized sporting events. We believe that fitness is importance and want our students be physically active. We want both, students who have never participated in organized sports or students who have been involved in organized sports, to have a place to learn athletic skills, to build leadership, to gain confidence, and to have fun. Our students take pride in their teams and work to continue a reputation of hardworking athletes that bring smiles to the faces of their fans and spectators.

Evergreen Community Charter School, Rainbow Mountain School, Odyssey Community School, The New Classical Academy, Hangar Hall School For Girls, The Learning Community, Brevard Academy and Francine Delany New School for Children have created what we call the Hospitality League. All eight of our schools are committed to giving our athletes a positive experience where middle school students get to participate in co-ed sports. During any game, a spectator would see that all students get to play and everyone at the event display positive, caring attitudes to each other.

FDNSC also participates in other athletic events. There are running clubs where students are encouraged to set personal running goals. The Girls On The Run program has been a part of the Delany sports program for the past several years.

If any school is interested in participating in the hospitality league, please contact us.

Visit the Hospitality League website for more information.

Flag Football and Soccer games are played at the Buncombe County Sports Complex:
58 Apac Circle
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-250-4276

Home Basketball Games are held at the UNCA Gymnasium-Practices at Foster 7th Day Adventist Church

Directions to other to other games can be found by contacting participating schools. Contact Information for participating schools FDNSC:

Rainbow Mountain Children’s School
574 Haywood Rd,
Asheville, NC 28806-3556
Phone: 828-258-9264

Odyssey Community School
90 Zillicoa Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Phone: 828-259-3653 or 828-259-3564

Evergreen Community Charter School
50 Bell Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28805
Phone: 828-298-2173

The Learning Community
375 Lake Eden Rd
Black Mountain,NC28711
Phone: 828-686-3080

ArtSpace Charter School
2030 US Highway 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Phone: 828-298-2787

The New Classical Academy
PO Box 64
Weaverville, NC 28787
Phone: 828-658-8317

Brevard Academy
299 Andante Lane
Brevard NC 28712
Phone: 828-885-2665

Hangar Hall School For Girls
31 Park Avenue
Asheville NC 28801
Phone: 828-258-3600

Community Involvement

Families are asked to volunteer ten hours per semester at the school. Volunteer opportunities include transporting and chaperoning students on field trips; helping out around the classroom or on the grounds; participating in community activities, committees and meetings; and helping out in the school’s office.

Contact Nancy Griffin or 236-9441 ext. 236 to learn more.

Please use the online submission form to log your volunteer hours!!


Francine Delany New School for Children has many events each year. Use the calendar quick link to find these events. If you are interested in learning more about the events listed below or helping out, please contact Tyrone,

PTO Events

Welcome Back & New Families Community Dinner: Friday August 24th, 2012, at Carrier Park Picnic Pavilion- 6:30 p.m.

  • PTO will provide hot dogs, hamburgers (veggie and non)
  • We ask families to donate side items
  • k-2 salad, green, or fruit
  • 3-5 side dish
  • 6-8 dessert
  • 4hr volunteer time commitment to help with set up/breakdown

Grandparents and Special Friends Day-Wednesday November 21st

  • PTO provides coffee, tea, snacks and acts as guides around campus for our visitors-
  • 3 hour volunteer time

Winter Gathering, Thursday December 13th, 6:00 p.m.

PTO provides set-up, food & drinks & clean-up

PTO also does a Silent Auction Fundraiser before the performance

4 hour commitment or less if you help w/food

Information Meeting- Date to be announced

  • PTO provides childcare & info about our wonderful school to prospective families.
  • 2-3hr volunteer hour commitment

Spring Fling- Saturday May 4th, 2013

  • Sky is the limit!! PTO’s biggest event
  • Includes planning meetings, phone calls, set-up, clean-up, assistance at the event
  • 10+ volunteer hour commitment

Staff Appreciation Luncheon- May/June 2013

  • PTO provides meal and set up , clean up
  • 2-3 hour time commitment

PTO Planning Meetings – Dates To Be Announced

  • Meeting time is 5:30-6:30 on campus -dinner and childcare provided
  • 1-2 hr volunteer hour commitment per meeting

Other Events

Holiday Parade

Book Fair

Yard Sale

Picture Day

Health Fair


Whole School Gatherings

Welcoming Ceremony

Spanish Heritage Celebration

School Anniversary

African-American History

Earth Day Celebration

Development Committee

Building Committee

School Beautification Days

The Arts

We follow the same Arts Philosophy laid out in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.


Mondays-Music: Whitney Moore is our new music teacher. She is a vocal coach, and plays in bands locally and nationally-The Whitney Moore Band and Montuno. Whitney is also a DJ at 98.1 The river, and is fluent in Spanish.


Tuesdays-Spanish: Our Spanish is taught each Tuesday by Nayibe from LangoAsheville. Nayibe is from Columbia South America originally and moved to Asheville from San Diego California. She has always worked as a second language teacher, and loves working with young people.


Wednesdays-Art: Chris Corral is in his third year of teaching art at Francine Delany. Chris is also the Specialist and Electives Coordinator for the school. Chris is a local artist who uses painted visual images in his work to communicate truth.



Marty Harwood-Edes-PE/Health: Marty has taught PE for Delany for the past five years and has also taught PE as an elective class for the middle school. Marty is a personal trainer and run coach, and is owner of Asheville Running Tours .
Giles and Susan Collard-Movement

Susan and Giles Collard have been teaching as a team for twenty three years. Their passion and dedication for the fine and performing arts have inspired preschoolers through high school age children. Together they create dance theater productions as well as specializing in age appropriate movement theater curriculums for private and public schools.They have taught locally and internationally including social and folk dance as an integral part of the “elements of dance”. They believe that “everyone, everywhere is a dancer.”

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