Arthur Morgan School

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Students: 27 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,413
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Arthur Morgan School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia
Year Founded
1962

Student Body

Total Students
27 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Arthur Morgan School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$29,413 Boarding Tuition $13,787 Day Tuition
% on Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Endowment Size
$1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Spanish, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Blacksmithing, Fiber Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Theater Program, Voice

School Notes

  • The program at AMS is specially designed to fit the needs and interests of teenagers. Small academic classes provide close attention to the needs of individual students while a wide range of electives emphasize self-expression and hands-onlearning. Based on Montessori principles and Quaker values of simple living, AMS puts great emphasis on teaching practical skills through both daily chores and periodic work projects in the wider community. Located at the foot of the Black Mountains, the 100 acre campus consists mainly of woods and meadows and is largely surrounded by National Forest. This is one of the school's greatest resources and provides students with oppotunities for a wide range of outdoor activities including backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, and cycling.
  • Outdoor trips in the fall and spring are supplemented by periodic day hikes and overnights. Through these trips students face challenges and experience successes that are not found in the classroom. In addition to these wilderness trips, service learning field trips are planned each year. These three week trips are planned around themes such as civil rights, U.S. government and politics, and hunger and homelessness. Students and staff organize the trips and travel in small groups to explore some of these difficult topics while providing volunteer service work.The central aim of the school is to help each student grow into a confident and responsible young person. Instead of learning to compete, students learn to cooperate, care for themselves, their world and each other.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: 7-9
  • Students: 27 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,413
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,166 for elementary schools and $10,405 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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