Asheville School

360 Asheville School Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Tel: (828)254-6345
  • 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)
Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students288 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeAsheville School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, 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 Studio Art, Honors Algebra II, Honors American Studies, History, Honors Chemistry, Honors Chinese II, Honors Chinese III, Honors Chinese IV, Honors Chinese V, Honors European Studies, History, Honors French II, Honors French III, Honors French IV, Honors Geometry, Honors Humanities Seminar, Honors Humanities Seminar II, Honors Physics, Honors Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Advanced, Honors Spanish II, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV, Honors World Studies, English
Average SAT score1310
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Coat and tie for boys; coat and button-down shirt for girls.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 10 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$54,900
Tuition NotesBoarding tuition is $54,900. Day tuition is $32,375. There's a $600 international fee.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid Grant$33,500
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn T. Smith III
Admissions AssociateDerry Roberson
Endowment Size49 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsAlpine 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,
BasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
FootballKayaking,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
MountaineeringRock Climbing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.App Development, 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), Robotics, Service Projects, Student Council, Students for Environmental Awareness, The Ashnoca (Student Newspaper), The Blue and White (Yearbook), The Review (Literary Magazine), Tinkering With Technology Caving, Chapel Choir, Chorus, Cooking Club, Handbell Choir, Ice Climbing, Kayaking, Peer Tutoring, Robotics, App Development,
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),
Tinkering With Technology,

School Notes

  • Asheville School is one of the nation's leading boarding schools. What sets us apart
  • Academics. Our challenging academic program-including 21 Honors courses and 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 288 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.
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