Asheville School

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Asheville School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
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 287 students 298 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
24%
20%
% Students Boarding
79%
68%
Average SAT Score 1882 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1710 - 2050 -
Average ACT score 26 *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 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $47 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,270 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,930 $27,800
Tuition international students $49,820 $46,850
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,000 $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 60 -
Acceptance Rate
47%
55%
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 24 24
ExtracurricularsCaving, Chapel Choir, Chorus, Christian Fellowship, Cooking Club, Fine Arts Society, Handbell Choir, Hiking & 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), 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 280 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

Nearby Schools

The nearest boarding school is Christ School (10.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Christ School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    Grades: 8-12 | 272 students 10.3 miles500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (800) 422-3212
    10.38-12272
  • Grades: 7-12 | 32 students 27.6 milesPO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    8284563435
    27.67-1232
  • Grades: 7-12

    5-12 (day)
     | 405 students
    60.1 miles339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    706-746-7720
    60.17-12

    5-12 (day)
    405
  • The King's Academy
    (Christian)
    Grades: 7-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
     | 482 students
    66.4 miles202 Smothers Road
    SeymourTN 37865
    (865)573-8321
    66.47-12

    Pre-K-12 (day)
    482
  • Grades: 7-12

    5-12 (day)
     | 425 students
    72.2 milesPO Box 249
    Tallulah FallsGA 30573
    706-754-0400
    72.27-12

    5-12 (day)
    425
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