Christ School

500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
Tel: 8286846232
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  • 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.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Bennett David '18 Wins Congressional Award Gold Medal - 07/26/2017 - Bennett David '18 was awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal on June 21, 2017 at a ceremony at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. After the awards ceremony, Bennett attended a dinner with members of Congress.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Christ School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1900 1910
Campus Size 500 acres 105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 291 students 298 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
66%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1020 - 1340 -
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 )
Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $17 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,995 $52,698
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,550 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $15,500 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
69%
56%
Director of AdmissionsPalmer Straughn
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 16 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 Physics C, AP Physics I, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 34 23
ExtracurricularsBig Brother Program, Boy Scouts of America, Chinese Club, Community Service Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, Fishing Club, Frisbee Golf, Habitat for Humanity, Investment Club, Judiciary Committee, Kayak Club/Christ School Stoutters, Kayaking, Merit Program, National Honor Society, Notes from the Soul, Physics Club, Pickers, Prefects, Public Speaking, Rotary Interact Club, Senior Leaders, Senior Proctors, Skeet Club, Ski/Snowboard Team,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
UNC- Chapel Hill 23
Clemson Univerity 12
University of South Carolina 10
North Carolina State University 8
Wake Forest University 6
Duke University 5
Harvard University 2
United States Military Academy at West Point 2
University of Virginia 2
Vanderbilt University 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Christ School, an all-boys college preparatory school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, is known for educating boys through its fourfold philosophy:
    • First and most important, we challenge and encourage each student, in the nurturing environment of a close-knit campus, to develop academically to his maximum potential.
    • Second, through competitive sports, student self-government, and a variety of extracurricular activities, we help each student to develop his physical fitness and leadership skills, and his respect for others regardless of their origins, cultures or beliefs.
    • Third, by involvement in the care of our campus home, students learn civic duty, along with a sense of the dignity of honest labor.
    • Finally, through religious instruction and regular participation in Chapel activities, each of our students learns the sustaining value of faith and spiritual growth throughout his life.
  • 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 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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Charles Wright '53 - Poet Laureate of the United States (2014-15)
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