Asheville School



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Step-by-Step Admission Process 

Applying for admission at Asheville School is a simple 3-step process.

1. Inquire, Visit, and Interview

The best way to get to know our community following completion of the inquiry form, your visit to Asheville School will include:

U.S. Students

  • Student-led campus tour
  • Classroom visit, meeting with faculty/coaches
    (if requested)
  • Student interview with an Admission officer
  • Parent interview with an Admission officer

International Students

  • Student-led campus tour or Virtual interview
  • Candidates from China are required to first interview through Vericant

       Inquire & Schedule Visit today

2. Submit Test Scores

In keeping with the practices of a growing number of peer schools around the country as well as the nation's most selective colleges and universities, completion of the SSAT is optional for domestic applications. The evaluation of all candidates is centered on student interviews, personal essays, co-curricular endeavors, teacher recommendations, community involvement, and grade reports..

U.S. Students

  • SSAT (Optional)
Our SSAT School Code is 1396

If your student has taken a standardized test other than the SSAT, we may be able to accept those scores for the application. Contact our office before you schedule your SSAT.

International Students

  • SSAT (Required)
  • TOEFL OR Duolingo (Required)
Our SSAT School Code is 1396
Our TOEFL School Code is C496

International students must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Accepted students typically score between 90 and 110 on the TOEFL IBT. Students should be sure to indicate that a copy of your scores be sent to Asheville School with code C496. If the TOEFL is not available, you may submit the results from a Duolingo test.

 Learn More About The SSAT 


Learn More About the Toefl

3. Complete the Online Application

All applicants must complete an application through the Online Application Portal.* The application fee for U.S. students is $60 and $110 for international students. The application requires several supplementary materials including:

  • Recommendations from an English teacher and a Math teacher
  • Grade reports from the applicant's current school
  • A personal student essay
  • A parent statement

You can access these forms as well as track your application progress and checklist through the portal. If you need technical assistance, please email or call 828-254-6345 x4022. 

Online Application Portal
       SAO APPLICATION PORTAL  *Applicants may alternately submit an application through Standard Application Online (SAO). 

Application Deadlines

We essentially complete our enrollment process with Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the stated deadlines.


If you have decided that Asheville School is your first choice (or you’re an International student), this is a good option for you. With an Early Decision, acceptance is binding – applicants who are accepted agree to enroll and withdraw applications to all other schools.

The deadline for Early Decision is December 10. 
Early Decision applicants are notified of admission decisions by January 10.

Regular Decision

The deadline for Regular Decision is February 1.
Regular Decision applicants are notified of admission decisions by March 10.

Rolling Admission

Any application received after the deadlines will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis as space allows. Once all available positions in a grade level are filled, applications for that grade level will no longer be considered.