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360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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Posted on February 1, 2015
The Blues Robotics team swiftly advanced from 17th to 5th place in the FIRST robotics competition in Raleigh, N.C. This placement qualifies them to compete in the state championships on February 14.
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
Common Room Kitchens
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.
Clubs and Organizations
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
Dr. Ralph Millard (Class of 1937) One of 10 surgeons nominated “Plastic Surgeons of the Millennium” in 2000 by the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Allen C. Mayer (Class of 1940) Former Vice President and Chairman of Oscar Mayer & Co.
Pete Dye Jr. (Class of 1944) World-renowned golf course designer
Leigh H. Perkins (Class of 1946) President, CEO and owner of The Orvis Company
Samuel C. Johnson (Class of 1946) Former Chairman of S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., noted philanthropist and environmentalist, founder and head of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Charles Ries (Class of 1968) Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece, and US Minister for Economic Affairs in Iraq
Ralph E. Garner (Class of 1970) President of T.W. Garner Food Company, primarily known for the hot sauce “Texas Pete.”
Marisha A. Pessl (Class of 1995) Writer of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, New York Times “Top 5 Best Books of 2006 – Fiction”
Jennifer Pharr-Davis (Class of 2001) Set the record for the fastest thru hike of the Appalachian Trail (46 days), and writer of "Becoming Odyssa"
Roy Kim (Class of 2012) International Pop Star and winner of Korea’s hit TV show, Superstar K.
“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
"There was an intensive focus on rounding out the entire person at Asheville School. The leadership opportunities and the academics all really prepared me well to enter college and be successful."
-David Pless, Class of 2009, Bates College Class of 2013, All-American/Divison III Three-Time NCAA Champion
“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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