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Asheville Schools K-12
Public Charter Schools
Swannanoa Valley Montessori School
Swannanoa Valley Montessori School 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Higher Education in Asheville
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. Asheville.com is proud to be an Advocate of the YWCA of Asheville.