Christ School

500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
Tel: (800) 422-3212
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 272 students
"Christ School, an all-boys college preparatory school located in Asheville, NC and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, is known for educating boys through its fourfold philosophy: I) Academics II) Athletics III) Community Service IV) Spiritual Development...".

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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Christ School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 7-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1900 1910
Campus Size 500 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 272 students 300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1400 - 1800 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Shirt and Tie )
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 17 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $17 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,255 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,545 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $15,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Dec. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsGarrison Conner
Associate Director of AdmissionsEric Thorp '01

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 17 16
CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English LIterature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 22 24
Extracurriculars Admissions Ambassadors, BBQ Club, Christ School Blood Drive, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Galax Leaf(Newspaper), Health Adventure, Judiciary Committee, Merit Program, Polar Bear Club, Senior Leaders, Senior Proctors, Ski/Snowboard Team, Student Honor Council, Student Snack Bar, Trap and Skeet, Triple Threat Club, Winter Baseball, Winter Golf, Winter Lacrosse, Work Crew, Young Republicans

College Matriculation

Year:2009 - 2011 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
UNC- Chapel Hill 12
Wofford College 8
Hampden-Sydney College 5
University of South Carolina 5
Duke University 3
Wake Forest University 3
Carnegie Mellon University 2
Texas Christian University 2
Virginia Tech 2
Harvard University 1

School Notes:

  • Christ School, an all-boys college preparatory school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, is known for educating boys through its fourfold philosophy: I) Academics II) Athletics III) Community Service IV) Spiritual Development
  • A national leader in educating boys, we provide strong college preparation for boys of average to above-average intelligence. Our hallmarks include small classes (10-12 boys); AP and honors courses in all subjects; extensive extracurricular opportunities; and an outstanding faculty.
  • The nationally recognized Outdoor Program utilizes our 500-acre campus and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • The successful athletic program features 17 teams in 11 sports, assuring places for all boys.
  • Graduates attend leading national universities. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, we serve boys of all faiths.

  • LD types supported: Yes
  • School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS),Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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The nearest boarding school is Asheville School (10.3 miles away)
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