Fine Arts

Asheville School’s Fine Arts Programs emphasize the fundamentals of art, drama, music and dance while encouraging personal growth and independence. Students gain self-confidence in a caring, supportive setting. Please explore Asheville School’s many artistic options by choosing the area of interest to you. Offerings in the arts are both curricular and extracurricular.


Asheville School's Drama Department produces two shows a year. With each production, the director explores works that will both challenge and inspire the cast and crew. When appropriate, Asheville School productions participate in regional dramatic competitions.

Students elect to take drama as an afternoon activity so they practice the dramatic arts every weekday for two hours. Shows are staged in the Graham Theater of the Walker Arts Center and begin at 7:30 p.m.


Asheville School offers a wide variety of options so students may pursue their musical interests. Students may choose to study music as their afternoon activity. Extracurricular activities in music include Chorus, the Handbell Ensemble, and the Chapel Choir.

Student musicians also lend their talents to musical theater productions and instrumental ensembles. Many of our students also pursue their musical interests through private lessons.

For more information about the school's music offerings, contact Music Director John Crawley at (828) 254-6345, Ext. 4036, or via e-mail at


Dance is offered as an afternoon activity in winter and spring. All students are welcome to participate, as the experience levels range from beginner to advanced.

We teach various styles of dance, including ballet, modern and others from around the world. Our dance instructor combines the varying talents of our dancers to craft a performance for our school community in late February and again in May. Dancers may also play an integral role in our semi-annual school musical.

For more information about the school's dance program, contact.

Visual Arts

Asheville School students excel in the visual arts. Students may take art courses for credit, or they may take art instruction as an afternoon activity.

Students participating in the afternoon art program work for approximately 90 minutes each weekday afternoon, planning and executing individual projects in a variety of mediums.

In spring, the Crawford Art Gallery showcases the best in student work through an annual show. During the remaining months, the gallery displays diverse collections from artists of local, regional and national reputation.

For more information about the school's art department, contact at (828) 254-6345, Ext. 4037.