Odyssey School

  • Odyssey School is committed to a vision of education that nurtures personal and collective fulfillment through an integral approach to learning for students in pre-K through high school.
  • Our mission is to prepare students, families, and educators to lead the 21st century with an authentic sense of self.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia and mild learning differences
Year Founded2007

Student Body

Total Students141 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Odyssey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Comfortable / respectful)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 2 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,900
Tuition NotesWhen taken as an average across the grades our tuition is $11,900. Please visit our website for specific tuition per grade: www.odysseycommunity.org
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKristin Harkey
Admissions AssociateEllen Ricker

School Notes

  • Odyssey has all kinds of learners and we work to make admissions a four-step process:  1. A campus tour is most often the initial opportunity to more deeply learn about our unique approach to alternative education. We work with families remotely as well. Please contact Kristin Harkey, kharkey@odysseycommunity.org for more information.  2. Schedule a shadow day or morning for our student. Durring this classroom visit, we may request completion of a written supplement.  3. Submit an application and records request form for retrieval of transcripts. 4. After receiving your welcome letter, remit a signed tuition letter and pay an initial deposit, 

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I have been a parent at Odyssey for 7 years. My child has flourished at odyssey. The integral education model allows a child of any age to simultaneously be challenged academically while nurturing the other vital aspects of what make us human. Through this balanced approach the students become strong independent thinkers and are truly prepared on all fronts for the challenges of growing up in our complicated society.
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The average private school tuition in Asheville, NC is $11,301 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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