A gift to our endowment is an investment in the people of Asheville School. A healthy endowment provides the means to recruit the best qualified teachers and students.
Teaching at a boarding school requires a round-the-clock commitment. It is a calling. In return for this extraordinary commitment, it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for faculty development, housing and a productive teaching environment. These opportunities are all made possible through our endowment.
Financial aid is the single most important key to providing an atmosphere in which all members of a diverse, cohesive, intimate and purposefully small school community appreciate and strive for excellence - the Asheville School mission. This return on investment is like no other - it is immeasurable. Acceptance into a college that is the best fit for the student is only one marker of that success.
Providing an Asheville School education for a student who otherwise would be unable to afford one, is providing a gift that keeps on giving - a solid foundation from which to build future success.
Asheville School is very lean in terms of its facilities. We believe the teacher is the most important factor in the learning equation. Therefore, Asheville School is committed to preserving its historic buildings yet continually upgrading them to meet the demands of today’s teachers and students, particularly in the areas of art and science. It is for this reason that we seek investments to help maintain our physical plant.
Our purposefully small student body provides us the unique opportunity to continue to use our historic buildings without having to worry about outgrowing our current facilities.