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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
Asheville Christian Academy is a highly rated, private, Christian school located in Swannanoa, NC. It has 735 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. Tuition is $14,085 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 87% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,085
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$3,082

Asheville Christian Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1200
67 responses
Average ACT
28
23 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • CB, Spring Fling
    30%
  • Concerts, musicals
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Home Games in Athletics
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • none
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
735
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$6,900
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$50,264
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$818
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,800
National
$184,700
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Asheville Christian Academy Reviews

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Looking back on my attendance all through high school, I can confidently say that the “college preparatory” focus of this school has greatly diminished. The blame lies squarely on teacher motivation. Many experienced teachers left over the course of my four years there, and many of the teachers remaining were either new hires (some lacking field experience or even diplomas from accredited colleges) or tenured instructors who failed to adapt their education for a new generation. Many of these older teachers (who make up a good portion of the staff) used resources and online materials that were nearly 25 years old, matching the age of their curriculums. With that said, there are some commendable teachers that work hard to help students become prepared and succeed, but they are in the stark minority. For parents comparing ACA with various other private day schools, I implore you to look at CDS or Asheville School first. Your child will benefit from a far more intentional education.
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The moment I stepped onto my school's campus as a rising sixth grader, I knew that attending Asheville Christian Academy would be one of the best decisions of my life. This proved true throughout the next seven years as I grew in my knowledge of the world. Although the school is smaller than other public schools in the area, it maintains pride and excitement regarding clubs, athletics, and other events. One of the best things about ACA is the relationship between teacher and student. All the faculty members genuinely care about their students and will not hesitate to reach out if they sense something might be wrong. They take time out of the schedule to meet with you about anything and are willing to have difficult conversations. I am eternally grateful for my teachers and the wisdom that they pour into my daily.
Asheville Christian Academy is a school that pushes its students to be the best they can be. The most defining characteristic for me is the love the teachers have for us. This isn't just their job, their passions and love for us as individuals shines through and impacts every student. The classes are challenging and prepare us well for college, providing levels of opportunity to meet every student where they stand. I belong to the theater program and have many friends in the sports area and both are fantastic. ACA is a wonderful school and I would it recommend anyone who wants to belong to a Christ centered community of grace.