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  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   12/16/2010
    Emory University
    Required Afternoon Activities made our campus pretty special. You were forced to sign up for either a sport, music, theater, or art to take up your afternoons. It was pretty beneficial because it. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   9/18/2006
    Harvard University
    What really sets Asheville School apart are the teachers and how much they care about the students. I have never seen or heard tell of another faculty as devoted to their students and to helping. . .

  • Class of 2005
    5 Stars   12/16/2010
    Sewanee: The University of the South
    Asheville School is situated in the most beautiful area of the country. My dorm looked out over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nothing could have been better for a teenager to wake up to. . .

  • Class of 2000
    5 Stars   5/16/2005
    UNC-Chapel Hill
    The Mountaineering program at Asheville School is one of the best outdoors programs in the Southeast. From rock-climbing, to equestrian, to ice-climbing, to camping in the Blueridge Mountains, the Asheville School Mountaineering program offers. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Asheville School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1900 1910
Campus Size 300 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 290 students 298 students
% Students of Color
16%
20%
% International Students
18%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
70%
Average SAT Score 1860 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1710 - 1990 -
Average ACT score 27 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Bi-Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $47 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,735 $51,250
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,130 $27,800
Tuition international students $52,285 $47,400
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $35,000 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 10 / Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 63% -
Acceptance Rate
40%
56%
Director of AdmissionsJohn T. Smith III
Associate Director of AdmissionsDerry Roberson

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP French, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP Environmental Science, AP European English, AP European History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 21 14
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, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 23 23
ExtracurricularsCaving, Chapel, Chorus, Christian Fellowship Club, Fine Arts Club, Handbell Choir, Hiking Club, 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), Rock Climbing, Service Projects, Skiing, Students for Environmental Awareness, The Ashnoca (Student Newspaper), The Blue and White (Yearbook), The Review (Literary Magazine)

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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 285 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.
  • School accreditations: NAIS, TABS, SACS
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