Christ School

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

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Christ SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered8-126-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19001910
Campus Size500 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment291 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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 ClassesMonthlyBi-Monthly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Shirt and Tie )
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1617
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$17 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$15,500$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineDec. 15 / Feb. 15 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
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 Offered1617
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


# 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


Total Extracurricular Organizations3423
ExtracurricularsBig Brother Program, Community Service Club, Judiciary Committee, Kayaking, Merit Program, National Honor Society, Prefects, Public Speaking, Senior Leaders, Senior Proctors, Student Honor Council, Student Tutors, Triple Threat Club, Yearbook, Young Life

Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts of America, Chinese Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, Fishing Club, Habitat for Humanity, Investment Club, Kayak Club/Christ School Stoutters, Notes from the Soul, Physics Club, Pickers, Rotary Interact Club, Skeet Club, Student Activities Committee, Supper Club, The Struan (Literary and Arts Magazine), Toastmasters

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Frisbee Golf, 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)
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