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)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 293 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,935
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $31,295
  • Acceptance rate: 69%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 / rolling

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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. . .

Top Rankings

Christ School ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 111 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 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
1907
Campus Size
500 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
293 students
300 students
% Students of Color
22%
25%
% International Students
9%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
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 Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
16
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$18.5 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$58,935
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,295
$32,900
% 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
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
69%
58%
Director of Admissions
Palmer Straughn
Associate Director of Admissions
Mike Payne

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
16
17
Courses
AP 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
34
23
Extracurriculars
Big Brother Program, Community Service Club, Judiciary Committee, Kayaking, 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, Blue Key (admission guides), Boy Scouts of America, Cadet Art Show - Alumni Weekend, Coosa International Tennis Academy, Junior States of America, 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:
Kiwanis, SHADES

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 2020
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
UNC- Chapel Hill
31
North Carolina State University
18
Clemson University
11
Elon University
11
University of South Carolina
11
Wofford College
11
Appalachian State University
10
University of Tenneessee
9
Duke University
8
Sewanee: The University of the South
8

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: Mild Learning Differences
  • 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)
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Students: 293 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,935
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $31,295
  • Acceptance rate: 69%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 10 / rolling

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