Asheville School is proud of its core curriculum, providing a strong basis for all of its students in the arts, sciences, mathematics and humanities. Within the scope of that curriculum, however, we have developed a number of signature programs which set us apart and provide both significant challenges and rewards for the students who participate.
From the very first week of school, all Third Formers are shepherded through a series of experiences designed to help them bond as a class, while also learning more about themselves and their new school.
Students are immersed in a three-day wilderness camping adventure, guided through our extensive high-ropes course and taken through a series of seminars designed to orient them to Asheville School.
Later, during the course of the year, the experiential education is focused on their humanities curriculum, allowing them to experience the connections between life and language.
Group work, hands-on projects, out-of-the-box thinking and interactive learning are stressed, and alternative assessment methods are employed to allow students to discover more about what, how and why they learn.
To kick off each school year, students and the faculty travel to Black Mountian to enjoy Rockmont Day.