Asheville School

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  • - 12/12/2014 - Thanks to a matching grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation, Varghese Alexander was able to purchase 18 new Google Chromebooks and some accessories for his Algebra II students to use in the classroom.
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Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Asheville School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1900 1910
Campus Size 300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 287 students 300 students
% Students of Color 15% 20%
% International Students 24% 20%
% Students Boarding 79% 67%
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 Less than once a month
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


Endowment Size $47 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,270 $49,270
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,930 $27,200
Tuition international students $49,820 $46,195
% Students on Financial Aid 25% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $31,000 $20,250
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


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% 57%
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


# 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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 23
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)
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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
  • Asheville, NC
    Christ School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (800) 422-3212
    10.3 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 260 students
  • Balsam, NC
    PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    27.6 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 32 students
  • Rabun Gap, GA
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    60.1 mi | Gr. 5-12 | 405 students
  • Seymour, TN
    The King's Academy
    202 Smothers Road
    SeymourTN 37865
    66.4 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 482 students
  • Tallulah Falls, GA
    PO Box 249
    Tallulah FallsGA 30573
    72.2 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 425 students
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