Building a Home in Southcliff also Gets You the Best Schools in North Carolina

When you’re deciding to build a home in Asheville, NC it’s also smart to consider the quality of schools.

Southcliff is proud to be part of a community that puts our kids first. Below is a brief overview of the public schools just miles away from Southcliff and just some of the other private/charter schools in the area.

Fairview Elementary

At Fairview Elementary School, we have a strong focus on meeting individual student needs every day through teacher collaboration, enrichment and intervention. We provide learning experiences that promote creativity, collaboration, curiosity and critical thinking, equipping students to successfully and responsibly navigate an ever-changing world.

Fairview Elementary School grows every child every day.

Distance from Southcliff: 5 miles (3 mins)

AC Reynolds High School

ACRHS provides a safe, caring, supportive, and positive climate for students. Our school has approximately 1200 students in grades 9 through 12.

With teacher guidance, our students accept increasing responsibility for their learning by knowing their learning goals, assessing their progress, and committing to the achievement of their goals. Our extended Reynolds community supports our teachers and students in our endeavor for the success in the three A’s of education- academics, athletics, and the arts.

Distance from Southcliff: 4 miles (2.5 mins)

Carolina Day School

Carolina Day School is a leader in educational innovation and a model of excellence for western North Carolina and beyond. Our creative and reflective educators craft a cohesive curriculum in a supportive environment where inquiry, discovery, and learning flourish.

Distance from Southcliff: 8.4 miles (14 mins)


Asheville Christian Academy

The academic program at Asheville Christian Academy can be described in a similar way – utilizing the treasures of educational wisdom and knowledge, both traditional and modern.

We highly value the core components that characterize a rich liberal arts education. From using a phonemic approach for teaching emergent readers to having an intentional focus on classic literary standards in upper school humanities, we provide a full liberal arts curriculum thoroughly infused with a Christian worldview.

Distance from Southcliff: 9.9 miles (14 mins)


Christ School

Hallmarks of the Christ School experience include small classes (10-12 boys per class), Advanced Placement and honors courses in all subjects, extensive extracurricular opportunities, and an outstanding faculty.

The 500-acre campus and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are home to Christ School’s nationally recognized Outdoor Program.

Distance from Southcliff: 11.8 miles (18 mins)


Asheville School

Founded in 1900, Asheville School is one of the few remaining true small boarding schools in America.

We offer a rigorous college preparatory program. Many of our graduates are accepted to the most prestigious schools in the country. In fact, the majority of our recent graduates are attending colleges and universities Barron’s rates as “highly selective” and “most selective.”

Distance from Southcliff: 12.5 miles (17 mins)