Asheville Academy delivers year-round academic programming for grades 4 through 10. All core curriculum is aligned with national standards, ensuring that students are achieving at grade level and are able to transition smoothly into traditional settings upon graduation.
In addition to core content in the fields of language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, Asheville Academy offers arts electives on rotating basis. Recent offerings have included studio art, textiles, drama and improv, dance, music production, woodworking, and robotics. In addition, many students take private music lessons in guitar, ukulele, piano, or voice.
We teach students the skills they’ll need to succeed in any academic environment, such as:
Caring and qualified teachers are at the heart of our school’s success. Our specialized teachers who have a passion for education, lead small classes of eight students on average and are personally invested in the success of each student under their care.
Research about the neuroplasticity of the brain shows that mindfulness can help improve attention span, cognitive abilities, emotional control, and executive functioning. Additionally, mindfulness helps with anxiety and depression, which affect academic success. Asheville Academy utilizes mindfulness to help students improve presence, awareness, regulation, and compassion.
The middle school/junior high curriculum is consistent with national academic standards and common core. We focus on keeping students on grade level and supporting any needs for remediation or honors work. Our classes are taught by qualified instructors, not based on packet work, which we believe is important for continuing education at this age level. Our current curriculum reflects the needs of the student population in the classroom setting, here are some examples of courses we offer:
In addition, we also offer a wide variety of elective classes and clubs that can further your child’s education:
Our school is fully licensed by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education as a traditional private school, ensuring our program meets national standards and credits earned will transfer nationally.
Our school is accredited by AdvancEd, an accrediting body that ensures that we meet the highest academic standards. Learn more about accreditation at Asheville Academy for Girls here.