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Asheville Schools K-12

Public Schools

Asheville City Schools
Buncombe County Schools

Public Charter Schools

ArtSpace Charter School
Evergreen Community Charter School
Francine Delany New School for Children

Montessori Schools

Black Mountain Montessori
Black Mountain Montessori is a diverse educational community that is built on the principles of intrinsic motivation, self-directed learning, and social responsibility. The school’s developmentally appropriate approach has been designed to fit each individual child, instead of making the child fit the program. It places an emphasis on community involvement through a partnership with local colleges, community gardens, and the arts.

Private Schools

Odyssey Community School
The Odyssey Community offers an environment that nurtures personal and collective fulfillment from preschool through retirement. Our adult learning community offers recreation, wellness and fitness, spiritual awakening, and service. Our unique campus offers exciting opportunities during summer months with camp programs for students, cook-outs, and swimming and tennis for Odyssey members.

The Learning Community School
The Learning Community School is an innovative, independent school for grades K/8 located between Asheville and Black Mountain.TLC emphasizes hands-on learning, outdoor education, service learning, artistic expression, and TEAM work, with a mission to create an environment where children enjoy learning and realize their academic potential.

Rainbow Community School
Rainbow Community School is a private school serving about 200 students, preschool through eighth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. For more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in holistic and mindful education.

Asheville School
Asheville School is one of the nation’s leading boarding schools. Our challenging academic program—including more than 17 Advanced Placement (AP) courses—helps give our students a competitive edge.

Christ School
Located in the mountains of beautiful western North Carolina, Christ School offers opportunities for boys not only in the classroom but also on our 500 acre wooded campus complete with streams, a lake, and trails for hiking or mountain biking. Although our website is informative and thorough, it cannot replace visiting campus, sitting in on classes, and meeting our faculty and students. Indeed, it is the faculty and students, who make Christ School different from other schools.

Verner Center for Early Learning
​​Verner Center for Early Learning is a nonprofit agency providing high quality, affordable early care and education to over 300 children – birth to five years old – throughout Buncombe County, North Carolina. Through holistic learning environments, we strive to help build a community where every child and family has the opportunity to thrive.

Higher Education in Asheville


Montreat College
Mars Hill University
Warren Wilson College
Brevard College

Community Colleges

A.B. Tech. Community College


UNC Asheville
Western Carolina University
WCU at Biltmore Park
Appalachian State University

Educational Resources

YWCA of Asheville
Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about.  The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics (including swim lessons) and Health and Fitness, as well as child care, after-school, summer camps, and programs for youth and teens. is proud to be an Advocate of the YWCA of Asheville.

WNC Nature Center