500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
Christ School is a college preparatory school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Our mission is to produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,290
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,155
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Christ School ranks among the top 5 all-boys schools (out of 34 all-boys schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Christ School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1900
1906
Campus Size
500 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
300 students
310 students
% Students of Color
20%
26%
% International Students
9%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Score
1204
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1090 - 1340
-
Average ACT score
24
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Less than once a month
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Shirt and Tie
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
62%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$18.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,290
$61,215
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$32,155
$34,900
Tuition international students
$65,550
$55,000
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$15,500
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
70%
58%
Director of Admissions
Palmer Straughn
Associate Director of Admissions
Mike Payne

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science: Principles, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English LIterature, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
31
23
Extracurriculars
Judiciary Committee, Library Club, Merit Program, National Honor Society, Prefects, Public Speaking, Senior Leaders, Student Honor Council, Student Tutors, Triple Threat Club, Yearbook, Young Life

Club or Organization:
Art and Literary Magazine, Big Brother Program, Blue Key (admission guides), Boy Scouts of America, Community Service Club, Korean Culture Club, Meant to be RED newspaper, Physics Club, School Senate, Senior Peer Leaders, Sesquipedalians, Soccer Academy, Student Admissions Representatives (STARS), The Struan (Literary and Arts Magazine), Toastmasters, Writing Lab

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Kayaking, Kiwanis, SHADES

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
UNC- Chapel Hill
26
North Carolina State University
13
Wofford College
12
Appalachian State University
10
Clemson University
9
UNC-Charlotte
9
Duke University
8
Furman University
8
University of South Carolina
8
Sewanee: The University of the South
7

School Notes

  • Christ School, an all-boys college preparatory school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, is known for educating boys through its four pillars:
    • Academic Rigor
    • Leadership
    • Spirituality
    • The Dignity of Manual Labor
  • Our hallmarks include small classes, 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 athletic program features 19 teams in 11 sports, assuring places for all boys.
  • Graduates attend leading national colleges and universities.
  • Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, we serve boys of all faiths.
  • Christ School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS),Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) & Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Charles Wright '53 - Poet Laureate of the United States (2014-15)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Christ School cost?

Christ School's tuition is approximately $61,290 for boarding students and $32,155 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of Christ School?

The acceptance rate of Christ School is 70%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

Who are famous alumni from Christ School?

Christ School famous alumni include: Charles Wright '53.

What sports does Christ School offer?

Christ School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Cycling, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Winter Track. Christ School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.

What is Christ School's ranking?

Christ School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Christ School?

The application deadline for Christ School is Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2018
5.00
Birmingham Southern College
I think that one of the most unique aspects of Christ School is the morning job program. Many boarding schools have students take care of the light cleaning in their respective dormitories once a week. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 300 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,290
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,155
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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