Athletics have been a rich part of the Asheville School tradition since the institution’s earliest days.

More than 80 years old, the school’s annual football game with Christ School is the oldest prep sports rivalry in the Carolinas. The annual Girls’ Sports Day, founded in 1990, is a special event when the school community honors its female student athletes and cheers on the girls’ volleyball, tennis, cross country, and field hockey teams.


Today, 21 interscholastic sports teams compete during three separate seasons over the course of the school year. The school’s athletic facilities are considered among the best in the Southeast.

All freshmen and sophomores must play on one interscholastic team during the year, and approximately 75 percent of the entire student body chooses to play sports in any given year. The seasoned coaches are committed to providing an activity that suits the skill level and interest of every student.

The school is a part of the Carolina Athletic Association (CAA) Conference and a member of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA). In the fall of 2011, the Asheville School football team claimed the runner-up trophy in the NCISAA state championship game.

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"Our facilities are second to none. Having been a professional athlete for five years, I can tell you this is as good as it gets. From our fields to our athletic center, it's just fantastic."

Justin Leith
Associate Director of Athletics

"The preparedness and the organization I learned at Asheville School have transferred and allowed me to be successful in track and field, in my studies and other components of my life."

David Pless, Class of 2009