Head of School Welcome

Asheville School is unlike any school I have encountered. It is located in a vibrant, lively city full of art, music and eclectic food, set among breathtaking Southern mountains and trout-filled rivers. It encompasses 300 acres of hiking paths, horse trails, fields, woodlands and streams. It enjoys the advantage of elegant Tudor-style buildings registered as historic landmarks, along with state-of-the-art technology and athletic facilities.

It is not, however, Asheville School’s significant physical advantages that make this place special. Asheville School is about people and relationships. We believe that a good school is one in which every student is known and loved, and we can do that at Asheville School because we are purposefully small, and we are predominantly boarding. In our intimate residential community, we eat meals family style, we come together daily as a full school in either chapel or convocation, and we rub elbows in dormitories and around campus.

We show our care for one another by maintaining high standards for academic achievement and for personal conduct. Kindness, consideration and civility are hallmarks of an Asheville School student. We want to cultivate in our students not only important tools like problem solving, analysis, creative thinking and clear communications, but we also want our students to live lives of honor, duty, courage and kindness. We want them to become leaders.

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Students who know they are cared for will take intellectual risks and stretch themselves personally because they are secure and safe in a place that will support them. To grow into the independent adults we want them to become, they must spread their wings and take flight. Our students do that in this beautiful place under the watchful eye of accomplished adults who are their mentors, guides and role models.


Asheville School – there is simply no other place quite like it.

Sincerely,

Archibald R. Montgomery
Archibald R. Montgomery IV
Head of School

Archibald R. Montgomery
Archibald R. Montgomery

Head of School News

  • We can be the next 'Greatest Generation'

    1.9.13

    Read Head of School Arch Montgomery's article "We can be the next 'Greatest Generation'" from the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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  • WLOS Spotlight Carolina

    1.9.13

    Head of School Arch Montgomery is featured on WLOS Spotlight Carolina promoting the upcoming Open House on January 21. Click here to watch his interview.

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  • Arch Montgomery Speaks at First Chapel of the Year

    9.14.12

    Head of School Arch Montgomery shared his opinion on the Olympics in the first chapel of the 2012-2013 school year. He asked the Asheville School community to consider what it takes to be successful at that level, and encouraged everyone to utilize and share their many talents. Click here to watch the video.

  • Arch Montgomery Speaks at Senior/Faculty Banquet

    9.14.12

    Head of School Arch Montgomery addressed the Class of 2013 with his expectations for the year ahead at the Senior/Faculty Banquet. Click here to watch the video.

  • Arch Montgomery's Article: Younger Generation Impresses

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    7.12.12

    There is a series of educational job fairs held in various cities around the country, and recent products of our nation’s colleges and universities eagerly crowd hotel ballrooms to present themselves to deans of faculties, high school administrators and principals, who sit regally behind tables covered in white tablecloths or adorned with elaborately printed signs saying “School X” or “School Y.” Every year I come home from these fairs buoyed by the sense that the next generation of teachers will have the talent, energy and commitment to resolve any problems it faces. These young people are remarkable.

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