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Academics

Curriculum

A rigorous academic curriculum is the cornerstone of the Asheville School experience. Expectations are set high for our students, because we believe in what they can achieve and in the merit of the challenge it takes to get there. The more they grow and learn, the more they understand who they are meant to be. Our students graduate fully prepared for college—and for a life of purpose.

Academic Departments
Humanities

The ability to write and think critically equips us to thoughtfully approach the world’s complexity. We take a broad and varied approach to the study of the written world, surveying a range of periods and genres.

  • Ancient Studies
  • Honors World Studies
  • Research Seminar and Intro to Studio Art
  • AP European Studies: English
  • Honors European Studies: History
  • Honors American Studies: History
  • AP American Studies: English
  • Honors Humanities Seminar
Science

Our science curriculum produces critical thinkers who can read and evaluate scientific data and understand the basic principles of major scientific disciplines. Each student develops a lively curiosity about how the world functions—and eagerness to explore it.

  • Biology
  • Biology (Honors)
  • Biology (Advanced)
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (Honors)
  • Chemistry (Advanced)
  • Physics
  • Physics (Honors)
  • Physics 1 (Advanced)
  • Physics 2 (Advanced)
  • Physics C (Advanced)
  • Environmental Science (Advanced)
  • Anatomy & PHysiology
  • Psychology
  • AP Biology
  • First Year Chemistry (Regular and Honors Offered)
  • AP Chemistry
  • Honors Physics
  • AP Physics 1 and 2
  • AP Physics: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
Mathematics

Find joy in the exploration of mathematics, from statistics to computer science. Grounded in fundamental principles and problem-solving skills, our curriculum empowers students with an enduring understanding of the numeric world.

  • Quantitative Reasoning 1
  • Quantitative Reasoning 1 (Honors)
  • Quantitative Reasoning II
  • Quantitative Reasoning II (Honors)
  • Precalculus
  • Precalculus (Honors)
  • Statistics
  • Statistics (Advanced)
  • Calculus AB (Advanced)
  • Calculus BC (Advanced)
  • Advanced Topics in Mathematics
  • Computer Science Programming
  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Exploring Technology & The Arts
  • Introduction to A.I. & Machine Learning
Fine Arts

By fostering creativity and an innovative spirit, we prepare students for their future. The arts are our pathway to discover and celebrate our diverse perspectives and talents while building respect and connection within our community.

  • Studio Art I: Introduction
  • Studio Art II: Painting & Drawing
  • Studio Art III: Advanced Art (Honors)
  • Studio Art IV: Portfolio Development (Advanced)
  • Film Production
  • Stage Production & Performance
  • Dance: Musical Theater
  • Dance: Ballet Barre & Conditioning
  • Dance: Modern Dance & Choreography
  • Asheville Arts in Service & Internship
  • Introduction to Music
  • Introduction to Handbells
  • Voice
  • Songcraft
  • Music Theory (Advanced)
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Dance Ensemble
  • Applied Music
World Languages

We challenge our students to cultivate curiosity, empathy, and a global perspective. Students use their developing language skills and cultural awareness to communicate with others—both at home and in their travels—in order to find their place in a complex and connected world.

  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish II (Honors)
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish III (Honors)
  • Spanish IV
  • Spanish IV (Honors)
  • Spanish Language (Advanced)
  • Spanish Literature (Advanced)
  • Spanish Culture & Conversation
  • French I
  • French II
  • French II (Honors)
  • French III
  • French III (Honors)
  • French IV
  • French IV (Honors)
  • French Language (Advanced)
  • French Literature (Advanced)
  • American Sign Language I (Online)
  • American Sign Language II (Online)
  • American Sign Language III (Online)
Meet Our Director of Academic Affairs
McNair Johnson
Director of Academic Affairs

[email protected]

Letter from The Director of Academic Affairs
Winterim

Between semesters, Asheville School students can dive into topics that transcend the classroom, from unpacking Creole cuisine to understanding the complexities of refugee resettlement.

Speaker Series

Visionaries. Pioneers. Trailblazers. Each year, we welcome a range of thought leaders to our campus to engage in substantive conversations with our students about what it means to pursue a life of meaning and purpose beyond Asheville School.