Asheville’s dedication to education harkens back to its roots as a secluded mountain town that had to rely on self-sufficiency to learn, adapt and grow. In fact, the legendary Black Mountain College led by its faculty and college members, is responsible for integrating artistic innovation with liberal arts studies. This unique period of academic prosperity which lasted from 1933-1957, produced an impressive roster of bright minds, and exemplifies the spirit of progressive education and value for creative community learning that lives on in our twenty first century community.

Today, Asheville’s education system is just one more outstanding amenity that makes living here so appealing. Our community of teachers, schools and other educational institutions are committed to encouraging students, from the littlest of learners to college students and beyond to remain curious and become critical thinkers. Get to know the schools available for you and your family in Buncombe County.