Save the date for January–June 2025 classes

We’re excited to announce that registration for the January–June 2025 classes will open on Tuesday, July 23rd, at 10 a.m. At that time, you will be able to dive into the excitement by accessing the digital version of our latest catalog.

For teachers (k-12), youth adults (18-25), Active Military & Veterans or those nearby, if you haven’t already taken advantage of our tuition discount programs, we encourage you to do so. Simply create an account through Configio, our user-friendly online registration platform, and submit your verification before enrolling in your desired class.

While printed catalogs will start making their way to mailboxes in mid August, why wait for the post? Secure your spot today by signing up for our eCatalog and receive a dynamic digital copy as soon as it’s available. Join us in our commitment to sustainability! Say goodbye to snail mail by visiting to opt out of our physical mailing list. Your action not only helps us conserve paper but also minimizes waste, contributing to a greener environment.

Tuition Discount For Locals, Teachers, Young Adults, And Active Military & Veterans


Local Residents

25% off Tuition for

Local Residents

The Folk School offers 25% off tuition and a guaranteed available spot upon registration to people living in the following neighboring counties: North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Macon, Swain, Jackson, and Graham. Georgia: Fannin, Towns, Union, Gilmer, and Rabun. Tennessee: Polk. 

DISCLAIMER:  Those looking to receive this benefit are required to present one of the following, showing proof of local address including city and state: a valid driver’s license, voter registration card, tax bill, or utility bill.


Active Military & Veterans

15% off Tuition for

Active Military & Veterans

The Folk School offers 15% off tuition and a guaranteed available space upon registration for active military & veterans.

DISCLAIMER:  Must present proof of capital VA card or capital DD-2114 form.

Teacher and Young Adults

15% off Tuition for

Teachers and Young Adults

The Folk School offers 15% off tuition and a guaranteed available spot upon registration for Teachers (working in a k-12 setting) and Young Adults (ages 18-25).

DISCLAIMER:  Teachers must present proof of current certification and employment as a teacher working in a k-12 school or school setting. Young Adults are required to submit a valid driver’s license or government-issued identification showing proof of age.

Go Green! Sign up for our digital catalog.

Sign up for our fully digital catalog! It’s a responsible and environmentally friendly option and offers a better experience for those looking to take their next class here.

Our interactive digital catalog links directly to our registration system so you can secure your spot immediately. Better yet, our digital catalog often arrives weeks before our print catalog, helping you plan your next trip to the Folk School even sooner.

Use the link below to opt in to our digital catalog and remove yourself from the physical mailing list.

Request a Catalog

You can still register by phone.

Prefer talking to someone when signing up? Don’t worry! You can still register for classes by phone, and our office staff is happy to help with your request.

Give us a call at 828-837-2775 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one of our friendly office staff will be happy to assist you.

Explore our online registration portal.

Our new registration portal makes signing up for a Folk School class easy. Register in minutes, pay your tuition online, and receive your materials list instantly. Still deciding on what to take? You can also browse and search for classes by subject area, date, instructor, and more.

Find your next class here.

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