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Education Guide

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Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center
Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center. A must to see when visiting Asheville, NC.  828-253-3227

The Health Adventure
The Health Adventure is dedicated to improving the health and science literacy of children and adults. Diversity is a hallmark of The Health Adventure with over 40 different programs about physical and emotional health and related science.

Public Schools

Asheville City Schools

Early Head Start

Buncombe County Schools

Public Charter Schools

ArtSpace Charter School

Evergreen Community Charter School

Francine Delany New School for Children

Private Schools

The Learning Community SchoolThe 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 Mountain Children’s School
Rainbow Mountain Children’s School provides exceptional alternative education for preschool through 8th grade children in the greater Asheville area. Our program engages the whole child in the mental, emotional, moral/social, physical and spiritual domains. We have nurtured talented, gifted and well-rounded children for more than 30 years.

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.

Christian Heritage Academy
Christian Heritage Academy is a Christ centered day school that offers a time honored classical education coupled with the NC Standard Core Curriculum. Your child will have a solid academic foundation as well as a biblical and moral education.Our curriculum is designed to help students develop skills in problem solving, creative thinking, logical analysis and basic reasoning. We also have an After School program, Academic Enrichment Center and Summer Programs. (828) 299-4501, 420 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

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 American Adventure Service Corps
A year round, non-profit organization for ages 8-18, using outdoor adventure education, service to others and environmental education. For information, call 248-346-3902.

Colleges

Montreat College

       Mars Hill College

Warren Wilson College

Brevard College

Community Colleges

A.B. Tech. Community College

Universities

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.
Asheville.com is proud to be an Advocate of the YWCA of Asheville.

The Children Connection

Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center
Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center. A must to see when visiting Asheville, NC.  828-253-3227

WNC Nature Center

Project STEAM