A co-ed college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. The school’s 285 students represent 20 states and 15 countries.
Since its founding more than a century ago, Asheville School has been preparing high school students with an education for a lifetime.
Asheville School has long been transforming the lives of both the bright, motivated students who attend and the lives of the teachers, coaches, advisors, and faculty members who guide, instruct and mentor them. Because of its intentionally small student body, Asheville School boasts a magnetic, purpose-driven school community, where every student is known, loved, challenged, nurtured and celebrated. In fact, Asheville School operates on the premise that a profound academic endeavor must begin with peer and adult relationships that inspire, stimulate, and endure. Asheville School is truly unique.
Founded in 1900, Asheville School has a rich history of creating an experience where capable and compassionate young men and women thrive. Our students readily gain admission to the nation’s leading colleges and universities. But more importantly, they graduate from Asheville School with the ability to excel at a higher level in college and in life.
While we challenge our students academically, we also encourage them to develop into mature, independent thinkers within this safe and enriching environment. At Asheville School, we are small enough to know our students by name, while supporting them on their path to learning excellent study habits, writing skills, and developing meaningful friendships with their teachers and peers.
- A rigorous academic experience focused on a traditional core curriculum challenges students and gives them the foundation to become better thinkers and communicators.
- A code of honor instills in students the importance of truth and strong character in all aspects of life.
- A rich tradition of athletics teaches students the important lessons of the playing field, sport and the outdoors.
- The boarding school experience builds in students a respect for and responsibility to others and one’s self.
Students learn these lessons in a nurturing, close-knit community set on a campus of 300 pastoral acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.