Asheville, NC Local Schools


SchoolBus2.jpgAsheville is home to many excellent schools that are sure to suit every educational need your family may have. The area offers a superb public school system, private schools and colleges. The Asheville community continually strives to create a challenging environment for students to learn and grow in on a daily basis.



Asheville Public Schools


Asheville City Schools 
Ashville City Schools work hard to provide quality education that recognizes each student as an individual and respects students’ individual and cultural differences.  Asheville City Schools employs curriculums that help students develop their talents, helps them become respectable citizens in a global community, and ensures that students possess life skills necessary for personal success and civic responsibility.
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Buncombe County Schools 
The Buncombe County School system is the state’s 10th largest system and the largest district in Western North Carolina.  Serving more than 25,000 students and 4,000 employees, Buncombe County Schools has more than 50 different languages spoken in their 41 schools.  They work to provide students with a safe, caring, and engaging learning environment that prepares them to become responsible citizens.  Buncombe County schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and have one of the highest percentages of nationally board certified teachers in the state and region.
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Asheville Private Schools


Asheville Catholic School 
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Integrating the Roman Catholic tradition and principles in a comprehensivePrivateSchool.jpg instructional program, Asheville Catholic School guides students to become Christian leaders and inspire them to become life-long learners capable of living to the fullest potential in the world.  As part of the Diocese of Charlotte, Asheville Catholic School works to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel and to develop each student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially, so that each is prepared to live and serve in a changing society as a self-respecting and responsible citizen.  Asheville Catholic School is known for its safe learning environment where students are exposed to the teachings of Jesus and the basis of the values they teach and uphold. 

Rainbow Mountain Children’s School 
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Rainbow Mountain Children's School and Omega Program (RMCS) is a private, independent school serving 40 preschoolers and up to 100 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.  The school has been a national leader in alternative, holistic, and contemplative education for more than 30 years.  Rainbow Mountain Children's School develops the whole child in five domains: mental, emotional, moral/social, physical and spiritual.  Rainbow Mountain uses Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences approach to engage in subjects using a variety of intelligences including linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic and interpersonal.  Rainbow Mountain Children's School also encourages self-directed learning through the development of essential learning skills and behaviors.

North Asheville Christian School 
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This private, independent Christian School is an extension and ministry of North Asheville Baptist Church and is governed by the North Asheville Christian School Board.  North Asheville Christian School strives to educate and develop the whole person for the glory of God.  School policies are built upon Biblical principles and North Asheville Christian School employees God’s Word as the foundation of their total curriculum.  NACS offers students rigorous academic instruction from a Biblical perspective.

Asheville School 
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Asheville school works to give students a competitive edge with more than 17 Advanced Placement classes and a nationally acclaimed Humanities program that integrates the study of literature, history, religion, art, music, architecture, film and dance into a four-year sequence: Ancient Studies, World Studies, European Studies and American Studies.  The writing intensive courses provide English and history teachers a chance to team-teach, and students learn to discover more connections and realize how these areas of study relate to one another.  Students of Asheville school learn to lead lives of leadership and service, to reason and communicate clearly, and most students go on to attend top colleges.

Nazarene Christian School 
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Nazarene Christian School is a private Christian preschool and elementary school provides a safe, secure learning environment and academic excellence and growth of the whole student.  The school’s primary purpose as a ministry of Asheville First Church is to spread the gospel.  Nazarene Christian School’s motto is: "To work with the home and the church to provide a strong foundation spiritually, academically and physically in a loving nurturing environment, in preparation for continued success as exemplary Christian citizens." 

Carolina Day School 
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ComputerClass.jpgCarolina Day School is a college preparatory school that serves nearly 700 students, 100 faculty members, and is made up of four divisions: The Lower School, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade; The Key School, for bright students in first through eighth grade with language-based learning differences; The Middle School, sixth through eighth grade; and The Upper School, ninth through twelfth grade.  Dedicated to working together to educate the mind, open the heart, strengthen the body, and kindle the human spirit, Carolina Day School has over one hundred years of teaching experience and a remarkable record of student achievement.  Carolina Day School’s upper school students average 200 points higher on SAT scores than state and national averages and graduates attend the finest colleges and universities in the nation.


Asheville Montessori School 
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Offering a true Montessori education to the Asheville community, Asheville Montessori School was founded in 1983 and continues to bring a quality educational experience to children ages 3 through 6.  With two locations, students can enjoy the fresh mountain air while enjoying a quaint, neighborhood atmosphere.


Asheville Colleges

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 
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Established in 1959, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is aCollegeStudent6.jpg public two-year community college and is one of the oldest in the North Carolina Community College System.  This Community College serves
primarily Buncombe and Madison counties and had a curriculum enrollment was
9,023, with an extension enrollment of 17,308 students, making Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College one of the largest in the North Carolina system.  Core classes include: Computer art, Political science, and many more diverse classes.

South College 
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South College is a private, co-educational, nonsectarian academic institution which has been enrolling students for over a century and is constantly updating their curriculum in order to provide the best, up-to-date education possible.  South College-Asheville offers varied and well-balanced programs at the bachelor's, associate and certificate levels.  The college provides an academic setting which encourages the development of educated, responsible professionals who meet the demands of the employment market.  South College-Asheville offers general education and specialized courses designed to broaden students' overall knowledge and develop strong technical skills, all the while recognizing the uniqueness of students and works to meet their individual needs.

Shaw University 
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Founded in 1865, Shaw University is the oldest historically black college of the South.  The University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university affiliated with the Baptist Church that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Shaw University teaches with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.  The University also stresses character development including religious, cultural, social, and ethical values.  Shaw University endeavors to graduate students with demonstrated competencies in their chosen fields of study. 

University of NC-Asheville 
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As the only designated liberal arts institution in the 16-campus University of North Carolina system, we serve students who are prepared for academic challenges by offering an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills. 

Students with a broad range of interests can select from 30 majors at UNC Asheville, where they’ll get a private school education at a public schools price. Our students develop a strong sense of social responsibility through service learning and volunteer activities. They take part in learning far beyond the traditional classroom with internships, study abroad and diverse cultural opportunities. 

UNC Asheville gets high marks for educational innovation from U.S. News & World Report and is ranked among the best liberal arts colleges nationally.
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