Arthur Morgan School

Arthur Morgan School is an innovative boarding and day school for 27 boys and girls in grades 7-9.
Students and staff learn together by living together,sharing work, play, study and decision making.
AMS is an energetic community dedicated to supporting individuality while teaching harmony with others.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students27 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Arthur Morgan School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$27,996
Tuition Notes$27,996 Boarding Tuition $13,517 Day Tuition
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Endowment Size$1 million


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Intramural Sports Only, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, WrestlingBalletBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
Intramural Sports OnlyMountain Biking,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballUltimate Frisbee,


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.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Arthur Morgan School is Tri-county Christian School (6.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Genesis Academy, Inc. (7.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Spruce Pine
    Grades: K-12 | 28 students
    6.9 miles
    207 Pinebridge Ave
    Spruce Pine, NC 28777
    (828) 765-2969
    6.9 K-12
  • Burnsville
    Grades: PK-6 | 40 students
    7.5 miles
    1867 E Us Highway 19e
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    (828) 536-4819
    7.5 PK-6
  • Burnsville
    Grades: K-12 | 36 students
    9.3 miles
    694 Tine Swamp Rd
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    (828) 682-5034
    9.3 K-12
  • Spruce Pine
    Grades: PK-6 | 73 students
    9.4 miles
    67 Walnut Ave
    Spruce Pine, NC 28777
    (828) 520-1145
    9.4 PK-6
  • Spruce Pine
    Grades: 2-12 | 10 students
    10.6 miles
    50 Altapass Trl
    Spruce Pine, NC 28777
    (828) 765-0660
    10.6 2-12

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $8,511 for elementary schools and $10,492 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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