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360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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Posted on December 12, 2014
Thanks to matching grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation, Varghese Alexander was able to purchase 18 new Google Chromebooks and some accessories for his Algebra II students to use in the classroom.
Summary: Asheville School offers a challenging academic course of study, which emphasizes a traditional core curriculum of humanities, mathematics, science, foreign language and the arts. Through the study of these subjects, students learn the fundamentals of good writing, critical thinking and clear communication -- skills they will draw on in college and beyond. While the substance of the curriculum is traditional, teachers use innovation to connect the subject matter to their students and keep it relevant. The Asheville School classroom is a warm and inviting place. Class size is small, allowing students to engage in respectful discussion and debate with their peers or one-on-one guidance with their teacher.
Department Director: Erin Connors
Average Class Size: 13
Full Time Teachers: 43
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 73.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7/1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Number of AP Courses Offered: 16
Summary: Students at Asheville School are a part of a very close and caring community. They come from diverse ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds to live and learn, side by side. With an annual enrollment of 285, Asheville School is intentionally small.
Department Director: Burt Gordon
Number of Dorms: 4
Average Students Per Dorm: 70
No. of Girls Dorms: 2
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
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Dress Code: Formal
Summary: Attending Asheville School is like being part of a small town.
Lasting friendships and a sense of belonging prevail. Students find themselves in a new environment with new people and great opportunities. At first, living away from home can be a little scary. But it doesn't take too long to make friends and thrive in this welcoming environment. Students have a lot of responsibility here, for themselves as well as for the community. They also receive an equal dose of support.
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Arts Department Director: Casey Arbor
Athletics Department Director: Chapman Kern
Notable Achievements: Boys' Swim Team Undefeated for two years in a row
Summary: In our work with students and their families, we seek to provide an informed and organized program that educates and guides. The college process is most effective when school, parent and student work together toward a common objective: the right match.
Department Director: Leah Lambert
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Pete Dye Jr. (Class of 1944) World-renowned golf course designer, author of Bury Me in a Pot Bunker. Among the golf courses he ha
Edward B. Danson Ph.D. (Class of 1934) President of the Board of Trustees, former Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona. An anthropolo
George M. Studebaker Jr. (Class of 1906) Son of the founder of The Studebaker Corporation, maker of the Studebaker Electric Automobile (1902)
J. C. Penney Jr. (Class of 1923) Son of the founder of JCPenney stores.
James H. Kimberly (Class of 1927) Race car driver and a member of the Kimberly family of the Kimberly-Clark company (his grandfather w
Allen C. Mayer (Class of 1940) Retired Vice President and Chairman of Oscar Mayer & Co.
Samuel C. Johnson (Class of 1946) Fourth generation executive of S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., manufacturer of consumer, commercial and spe
Ralph E. Garner (Class of 1970) President of T.W. Garner Food Company, primarily known for the hot sauce “Texas Pete” and Garners ja
The Firestone Family (Class of ) Harvey S. Firestone Sr., founder of Firestone Tires and former Asheville School Trustee had three so
Leigh H. Perkins (Class of 1946) President, CEO and owner of The Orvis Company, preeminent maker of fly-fishing tackle, wingshooting
“Asheville School really woke me up. It was the first place where I saw that you could actually be cool if you wanted to be smart. That was something I had never experienced before.”
-Clay Smith, Class of 1990, Literary Director of the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX
“Asheville School is the best school in the country. I know that because of the time I spent there. It’s always going to be a tremendous part of my life, and it helped me transition into adulthood."
-Erik Davies, Class of 2008, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student, Morehead Scholar
“My best and closest friendships in life originated at Asheville School.”
-Laura C. McCue, Class of 1977, Co-owner, White Oak Financial Management in Asheville, NC
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