Asheville School



At The Threshold: The Campaign for Asheville School

Faculty Support

Asheville School’s faculty members are dedicated to providing students with a greater understanding of their responsibilities to the world at large.

As a result, students graduate with heightened intellectual curiosity and a deep appreciation for authentic human connection.

Jay Bonner in his classroom
Meet Jay

Humanities Teacher since 1988
“I’ve only been here 30 years. And there’s still so much more to explore.”

Read More about Meet Jay


“Asheville School was a singular experience for me. Not just the best job I ever had but the most personally rewarding. And the school has stood the test of time-a culture unlike any other I know.” 

Barrett A. Toan
Faculty Member (1969 to 1972)


Our Potential

Competition among boarding schools for the best educators is fierce. Asheville School has thus far been able to offer competitive compensation packages by using a larger percentage of the operating budget to make up for endowment shortages. This is not sustainable.

Competitive Salaries

Salary Graph

Asheville School Median Salary vs. Average of Competitor Schools' Median Salaries

We now have the opportunity to significantly grow our endowment to support key retention factors such as salaries and benefits, research, and professional development grants, without depleting our operating funds.

Our Progress

Faculty Support: $6,000,000 Goal

Graph of Faculty Support: $3,377,553 Opportunities to Give, $2,622,247 Progress to Goal

Empower faculty members who drive our culture. 

Your philanthropic support will ensure that Asheville School remains an institution where talented professionals are inspired to pursue fulfilling, life-long careers.

Helen Plaehn in classroom

To explore ways you can make a meaningful and lasting impact on Asheville School, please contact Leigh Ruhl, Assistant Head of School for Advancement, directly at 828.254.6345 x4028 or

Wish to make a gift offline?
Please contact Innes Boland, Manager of Advancement Operations & Donor Relations, at or (828) 254-6345 ext. 4222

Teacher works with students in class

Faculty Support