Asheville School Inc

360 Asheville School Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Tel: (828)254-6345
Grades: 9-12 | 287 students
Asheville School is unlike any school I have encountered.
It is located in a vibrant, lively city full of art, music and eclectic food, set among breathtaking Southern mountains and trout-filled rivers.
It encompasses 300 acres of hiking paths, horse trails, fields, woodlands and streams.
It enjoys the advantage of elegant Tudor-style buildings registered as historic landmarks, along with state-of-the-art technology and athletic facilities.
It is not, however, Asheville School's significant physical advantages that make this place special.
Asheville School is about people and relationships.
We believe that a good school is one in which every student is known and loved, and we can do that at Asheville School because we are purposefully small, and we are predominantly boarding.
In our intimate residential community, we eat meals family style, we come together daily as a full school in either chapel or convocation, and we rub elbows in dormitories and around campus.
Most prospective students have been high achievers in their previous schools, both in and out of the classroom.
But equally important to a student's demonstrated academic ability is the motivation to carry on Asheville School's high standards and tradition of excellence.
A student must be a good citizen and have the desire and drive to contribute to the success of the overall school community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1900

Student Body

Total Students 287 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Asheville School Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European English, AP European History, AP French, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US History
Average SAT score 1882
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Coat and tie for boys; coat and button-down shirt for girls.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 10 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $49,270
Tuition Notes Boarding tuition is $49,270. Day tuition is $29,930. There's a $550 international fee.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $31,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director John T. Smith III
Admissions Associate Derry Roberson


Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
MountaineeringRock Climbing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ashefellaz Acapella Group, Bow Tie Society, Caving, Chapel Choir, Chorus, Christian Fellowship, Cooking Club, Fine Arts Society, Handbell Choir, Hiking and Camping, Hoste Society (tour guides), Ice Climbing, International Club, Kayaking, Mitchell Cabinet (Service Club), Mountain Biking, Peer Tutoring, Prefects (Senior Student Leaders), Proctors (Junior Student Leaders), Service Projects, Student Council, Students for Environmental Awareness, The Ashnoca (Student Newspaper), The Blue and White (Yearbook), The Review (Literary Magazine) Caving, Chapel Choir, Chorus, Cooking Club, Handbell Choir, Ice Climbing, Kayaking, Peer Tutoring, Ashefellaz Acapella Group,
Bow Tie Society,
Christian Fellowship,
Fine Arts Society,
Hiking and Camping,
Hoste Society (tour guides),
International Club,
Mitchell Cabinet (Service Club),
Mountain Biking,
Prefects (Senior Student Leaders),
Proctors (Junior Student Leaders),
Service Projects,
Student Council,
Students for Environmental Awareness,
The Ashnoca (Student Newspaper),
The Blue and White (Yearbook),
The Review (Literary Magazine),

School Notes:

  • Asheville School is one of the nation's leading boarding schools. What sets us apart?
  • • Academics. Our challenging academic program-including 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses-helps give our students a competitive edge. They learn to reason and communicate clearly. They attend top colleges. Most importantly, they go on to lives of leadership and service.
  • • Size. We're small -- about 280 dynamic, talented students in grades 9-12. Students receive support from dedicated, inspiring faculty, most of whom live right on campus.
  • • Values and Opportunities. From our student-run honor system to our unwritten code of respect, values matter here. And students have many opportunities for leadership and participation in competitive athletics, the arts, and outdoor adventure.
  • • Campus. Our stunning 300-acre campus is in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains-on the outskirts of Asheville, NC, a city that mixes cosmopolitan style with southern culture. Our facilities combine gorgeous, historic buildings with 21st century technology.

Profile last updated: 10/02/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Happy Valley Christian Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The New Classical Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Katuah Sudbury School (0.2 miles away)
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    Asheville, NC 28806
  • Asheville
    The New Classical Academy
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    Grades: PK-8 | 57 students
    0.5 miles
    671 Sand Hill Rd
    Asheville, NC 28806
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    0.5 miles
    1 School Rd
    Asheville, NC 28806
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    Grades: K-5 | 28 students
    1 miles
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    Asheville, NC 28806
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    Grades: PK-8 | 230 students
    1.5 miles
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