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The Admissions Process

What you need to know

We are so excited that you are interested in joining the Asheville School community. Here, you should find everything you need to get started. Should you have additional questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions team.

Breaking it Down
Learn how to apply, step by step.

Step 1:

Visit & Interview

We can’t wait to help you see yourself here, whether by connecting virtually or exploring our campus in person. Get started by filling out our Inquire and Schedule form below.

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

On-campus or virtual interview Candidates from China are required to first interview through Vericant

Step 2:

Submit Test Scores

The evaluation of all candidates is centered on interviews, personal essays, co-curricular endeavors, teacher recommendations, community involvement, and grade reports. Prospective U.S. students may choose to submit an SSAT score, while certain standardized test scores are required for prospective international students.

U.S. Students

SSAT (optional)

Our SSAT School Code is 1396

If you have taken a standardized test other than the SSAT and wish to submit that score, we may be able to accept it for your 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.

Step 3:

Complete Online Application

All applicants must complete an application via our Online Application Portal or the SAO Application Portal. An application fee and supplementary materials are required.

Application Fee:

U.S. students: $60 International students: $110

Required Supplementary Materials Include:

Recommendations from an English teacher and a math teacher Grades from current school (full academic transcript required upon enrollment)

Application Timeline

Because we often complete our enrollment process with Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates, you are strongly encouraged to apply by those deadlines.


Fill out this form to begin a conversation with our team and start receiving materials that will teach you more about student life, academic rigor, and the bountiful extracurricular opportunities that await you at Ashevllle School.

Recommended: January through June

Schedule a Tour

We highly recommend families take advantage of exploring our campus, either in-person or virtually.

Recommended: July through September

Apply Early Decision

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

Deadline to apply: December 10
Notification of acceptance by: January 10

Apply Regular Decision

Acceptance is not binding.

Deadline to apply: February 1
Notification of acceptance by: March 10

About 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.

Meet Our Team
Shawn Bryson
Shawn Bryson

Associate Director of Admission

Shannon Carmack

Associate Director of Admission

Michael Heyward
Michael Heyward

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management

Megan Markovic
Megan Markovic

Assistant Director of Admission Operations

Derry Roberson Babaoff
Derry Roberson Babaoff

Senior Associate Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid

Asheville School is committed to treating applicants and students equitably and fairly. We do not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or other basis prohibited by applicable law.