Christ School

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

Top 5 Placements

All-Boys Schools

Listed among the top 5 all-boys schools (out of 38 all-boys schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Christ SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19001910
Campus Size500 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment291 students300 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
8%
20%
% Students Boarding
75%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1020 - 1340-
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesMonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Shirt and Tie )
Casual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1616
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$17 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,995$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,550$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
42%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$15,500$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineDec. 15 / Feb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
69%
57%
Director of AdmissionsPalmer Straughn
Associate Director of AdmissionsEric Thorp '01

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1616
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 Offered1914
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 Organizations3423
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 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
UNC- Chapel Hill23
Clemson Univerity12
University of South Carolina10
North Carolina State University8
Wake Forest University6
Duke University5
Harvard University2
United States Military Academy at West Point2
University of Virginia2
Vanderbilt University2

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)
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grades: 9-12 | 288 students 10.3 miles360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    828-254-6345
    10.39-12288
  • Blue Ridge School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 195 students 291.1 miles273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
    291.19-12195
  • Grades: 7-12, PG | 298 students 133.7 miles520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291
    133.77-12, PG298
  • Grades: 9-12 | 206 students 361.6 miles49 Seahorse Lane
    ChristchurchVA 23031
    804-758-2306
    361.69-12206
  • McCallie School
    All-boys 
    Grades: 9-12

    6-12 (day)
     | 667 students
    159.3 miles500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    1-800-234-2163
    159.39-12

    6-12 (day)
    667
Recent Articles
Choosing a School: Comparing Schools
September 28, 2017
Use a spreadsheet to develop your initial list of schools. Here's how.
How Can an Educational Consultant Help with a Boarding School Search?
September 28, 2017
Finding the right boarding school for your child is one of the most important and expensive decisions you will ever make.
The St. Grottlesex Schools
September 05, 2017
Generous financial aid and a commitment to diversity are hallmarks of the 21st century release of St. Grottlesex. More here.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone: