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International Program

Asheville Christian Academy welcomes international students from around the world. Students from China, Spain, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Denmark, Japan, Spain, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Nigeria, and Lithuania have all taken part in ACA’s international program.

Asheville Christian Academy was founded in 1958 and is one the oldest and most respected private Christian schools in Western North Carolina. International students have been a part of our high school since 1994. ACA is characterized by high academic standards, a welcoming student culture and consistently positive parent and student feedback. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, ACA’s beautiful 53-acre campus offers a traditional liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum, and comprehensive co-curricular programs. Asheville, North Carolina is a mountain town full of culture and personality.  Visit to learn more about the Asheville area.

Asheville Christian Academy looks for students who are:

  • Representative of a variety of countries
  • Academically motivated and successful
  • Emotionally and socially mature
  • Willing to get involved in clubs and activities
  • Respectful of world cultures and values 

Asheville Christian Academy offers 12 AP (advanced placement) courses and graduates of ACA have gone on to a number of prestigious universities including: Carnegie, Mellon, Duke, Harvard, MIT, UNC Chapel Hill, Villanova, and Xavier.


Applying to Asheville Christian Academy

We welcome you to explore our entire site as you consider Asheville Christian Academy for your future studies. Applications for students entering grades 9 through 11 are being accepted for the next school year. Please get your application in early as spaces fill up quickly. If you would like to talk to us about attending ACA, find out more regarding tuition and fees for international students, or request an international student application form, please fill out the international student inquiry below. Alternatively, contact Beth Ledford, Director of Admissions, at 828.581.2208 or Please be aware that the domestic student application that you will find as a link on our website is not applicable for international students as the tuition and fees differ from the international student application tuition and fees. 

International Student Inquiry Form

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

Psalm 96:3