Resources

One of the primary benefits of a boarding school education is the sense of independence and maturity that it provides for its students. However, independence does not mean our students have to face the year without support. Our faculty and staff are keenly aware of the needs and concerns that adolescents face and have in place a variety of resources to support and serve the needs of our student body.

Health Center

Health Center

The Warner Arms Health Center is located on the first floor of Anderson Hall. The school’s doctor visits the infirmary on Mondays and Fridays, and a nurse is on duty at all times when school is in session. The school's nurses approve and record all medical appointments for both day and boarding students, and the nurses are responsible for dispensing all medication.

Counselor's Office

Counselor’s Office

The school employs an on-campus, full-time professional school psychologist who is available to students, families, faculty and staff for the purpose of assisting with various emotional and social concerns that may arise.

Short-term, individual counseling is provided by the school psychologist and can be obtained by self-referral or through consultation with another community member. Should more extensive or longer-term counseling be needed, the school psychologist coordinates the referral to an appropriate outside professional and arranges for transportation to the practitioner’s office.

The school psychologist subscribes to a policy of confidentiality in all dealings with persons who seek help, though safety concerns provide an exception to such a policy. When issues regarding safety arise, the confidentiality policy will defer to safety concerns.

The school psychologist’s office is located on the middle level of Skinner Library.

Dr. Scott Miller, School Psychologist

828-254-6345, Ext. 4040
millers@ashevilleschool.org
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Campus Technology

Campus Technology

All new students receive an Apple laptop on Opening Day as part of the school's 1-to-1 laptop program. Student laptops are pre-loaded with Microsoft Office. Robust wireless access is available across campus for students, faculty members, alumni, and guests. Besides the school-issued laptops, students have access to an iMac computer lab in the Library. All dorm rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet connections and wifi access. SMART Boards are equipped in most classrooms. Apple TV devices support Airplay from teacher laptops and iPads.

The Learning Center

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is a resource for students and teachers. We work with students on developing their organizational and study skills in an effort to help them become independent learners. We also provide daily help in specific subjects.

For most students, the Learning Center is a voluntary resource. Students may be assigned for a period of three weeks to 10 months, depending on their progress. These students come in daily during their free period and work with the Learning Center staff.

Most students stop in for help with:

  • Math
  • College essays
  • Lab reports
  • English papers
  • Study skills
  • Time management

College Office

The College Office

The goal of the College Office is to support, inform, and encourage students and their families as they navigate the exciting, complex, and ever-changing process of college admissions. We educate students and families about the nuances of admission, advise students about appropriate and interesting college options that best suit their needs, and support students as they successfully complete the application process. Check out the Asheville School College Office page.

Advising

Advising

Each student has a faculty advisor who is concerned about the student in all facets of school life. Advisors work with a small group of students, whom they check-in with on at least a weekly basis. Advisors offer guidance on a range of personal and academic matters and serve as a point of contact for parents about students while they are at Asheville School.

When grades are sent home, faculty advisors meet with students to discuss their progress at the end of each term and write reports to parents so that parents can have an informed idea of their child’s progress in all areas of life at Asheville School.