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At The Threshold: The Campaign for Asheville School

Financial Aid

At Asheville School, we believe that there’s no separating what we achieve from who we are.

Students arrive at Asheville School from all ethnic, geographic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. In order to embrace our diversity, we must be deeply committed to making Asheville School an affordable investment for families.

Rashad smiles, wearing classroom dress.
Meet Rashad

Rashad came to Asheville School from Atlanta, matched through a college preparatory program that places academically talented students with the nation’s leading independent schools. And a generous scholarship allowed Asheville School to bring his talents to our campus.

Read More about Meet Rashad

Our Potential

While Asheville School is competitive in financial aid compared to norms, we are at a significant disadvantage compared to our key competitors.  This scholarship “cap” limits us not only in terms of aid offered but adversely effects our student mix.
 
Asheville School offers $2 million each year in financial aid to 25% of its students. Currently, only $500,000 of this $2 million is endowed – operating funds must cover the remaining $1.5 million.
 

Gifts to The Campaign for Asheville School allow us to increase the amount of financial aid awarded, while preserving annual Cody Fund gifts to run our premier boarding school.

Institution % of Students on Financial Aid Aid Awarded Average Grant
Average of Competitor Schools 42% $5,016,000 $33,300
Asheville School 25% $2,000,000 $35,000

Our Progress

Financial Aid: $6,000,000 Goal

Pie Chart Showing Progress to Goal for Financial Aid: $3,106,675 in Opportunities to Give and $2,893,325 in Progress to Goal

You can help transform their future. 

Three students walk by Mitchell Hall in the fall

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 ruhll@ashevilleschool.org

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