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"The Leader in Me" Program at MRS

Mills River School was fortunate to begin The Leader in Me (TLIM) program in 2017.  This whole school transformation process teaches 21st century leadership and life skills and creates a culture of empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.  MRS students have gained confidence, developed leadership skills, spread kindness, and learned to work as a team for the benefit of themselves and the entire school community.   Please consider donating to help TLIM continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and staff of MRS.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

You can donate online by clicking on the following link:
Or if you prefer, you can send a check, payable to
Mills River Elementary School
94 School House Road
Mills River, NC  28759. 
Thank you for your support and generosity!

Paint the Rock

Email: millsriverschoolpto@gmail for more information.

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$25 for 24 hours – Paint-it-Yourself

Mills River Playground

Mills River Elementary School

“THE Place to Be”

Our School Mission Statement

At Mills River School we are a community that loves, learns and leads.

 We are sure that you will realize why Mills River School is: “A Great Place for Children to Learn.”

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our site, and we look forward to your personal visit to our school.

 Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mills River School Building

Traffic Information

Just a reminder that the Traffic Flow in our parking lot is one way.  Our main entrance is on School House Road and the exit is on Banner Farm road.  For the safety of your child and all of our students, if you are entering/visiting the school, we ask that you park in a parking space in the front parking lot (not the bus parking lot) of our school.  We also require you to stop by the office and get a visitor’s badge to wear while you are on campus.  Thank you so much for your help with this as we want to provide the safest environment possible for the children.