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Through the school's commitment to service, students learn that volunteerism contributes to their becoming responsible and compassionate citizens.

An important part of an Asheville School education is learning the value of community and service to others. During their time here, students engage in a variety of service, first in projects on campus and later in the greater Asheville community. Along the way, they work with classmates, faculty members and community members to gain valuable insight into themselves and others. All students complete an independent service project before the start of their senior year. 


Service News


Every other week, Asheville School hosts Service Saturday, where the school community comes together to serve both the Asheville School community and the greater Asheville community. On Tuesday, August 20, Asheville School fourth formers (sophomores) participated in their first service day of the year.

Global Service Learning

Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder (SStS) is a non-profit that partners with high schools around the country, including Asheville School, to create dynamic, experiential summer courses in service and global citizenship.

The mission of SStS is to inspire and support generations of ethical leaders.

Each year, SStS offers meaningful service learning courses in both international and domestic locations. Students then live and serve “shoulder-to-shoulder” with expert non-profit leaders and their communities, working directly on projects to make a long-lasting impact.

Students Shoulder to Shoulder: The International School of Global Citizenship

View the SStS Course Descriptions and Apply Online 

All interested Asheville School students should contact Seth Buddy for more information. 

Connor Hovendon 2020

Connor participated in the trip to Bolivia. During this 16-day trip, students partner with the Rio Beni Health Foundation to install water filters for communities in the Bolivian Amazon. The trip begins in the capital, La Paz, where students discover the ancient Aymara culture before embarking to remote communities along the Beni River.

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Proud Jiao 2020

Proud participated in the Nepal trip. The 21-day trip to Nepal partners with The Small World, a Nepalese nonprofit that works to construct schools in rural villages in order to increase girls' access to education. Students visited Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal; Salleri and Mukli, villages in the remote Solukhumbu region; and trekked through the Himalayas to The Small World's Himalayan Hope Home, a facility designed to create a loving family environment to support the needs of 30 orphaned girls.

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