Asheville School

360 Asheville School Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Tel: (828) 254-6345
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 285 students
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...

Upcoming Events and News

  • - 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.
  • - 10/16/2014 - Asheville School celebrated its tradition of Girls’ Sports Day on October 11 with impressive victories and entertaining fan support.
  • Asheville School App Now Available on App Store - 04/19/2013 - The new Asheville School App for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is now available for free on the App Store. Visit to install the app today. "After a lot of hours developing this app, Charles Long and I are very excited to see ...more

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Asheville School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1900 1909
Campus Size 300 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 285 students 295 students
% Students of Color 15% 19%
% International Students 16% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 68%
Average SAT Score 1860 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1820 - 2080 -
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 72% 67%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $47 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,375 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,500 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 25% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $28,000 $20,255
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 40% 58%
Director of Admissions John T. Smith III  
Associate Director of Admissions Mac McCallum Jr.  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
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 13
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 24
ExtracurricularsCaving, Chapel Choir, Chorus, Christian Fellowship, Cooking Club, Fine Arts Society, Handbell Choir, Hiking & Camping, Host 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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sam Johnson - The founder of S.C. Johnson Wax. The Johnson family of companies also owns Saran, Ziploc, Raid, OFF, Glade, Pledge, Drano, Shout and Windex, among others.
    • Reg Garner - The creator of Texas Pete Hot Sauce.
    • Richard Kimberly - Kimberly-Clarke
    • Harvey, Roger and Russell Firestone - Firestone Tires

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Christ School (10.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • AshevilleChrist School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (800) 422-3212
    10.3 mi | 260 students | Gr. 8-12
  • BalsamThe Academy at SOAR
    PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    27.6 mi | 32 students | Gr. 7-12
  • Rabun GapRabun Gap-Nacoochee School
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    60.1 mi | 405 students | Gr. 5-12
  • SeymourThe King's Academy
    202 Smothers Road
    SeymourTN 37865
    66.4 mi | 508 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Tallulah FallsTallulah Falls School
    PO Box 249
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