Zack Grella '19 came to Christ School three years ago with no real interest in broadcasting or filmmaking. Now he has his own YouTube channel. Success stories such as this are why the Christ School Broadcast Network is more than just an online channel for Greenies sports and other special occasions. "It's really cool. I've never seen anything like it at any other school," Zack said. "When you have opportunities like we do, and access to all the gear, it really develops your passion for it. I'm excited about my third year of doing it."
Reach your maximum academic potential in a close-knit, nurturing, and challenging environment.
Develop your physical fitness and leadership skills through competitive sports, student self-government, and a variety of extracurricular activities.
Learn civic duty and a sense of the dignity of honest labor by getting involved in the care of our campus home.
Learn the sustaining value of faith and spiritual growth throughout life through religious instruction and regular participation in Chapel activities.
Kirk Blackard rarely draws a blank when a student needs information about a prospective college. Christ School's Director of College Guidance prides himself on this, having seen colleges in 22 different states over the past 14 years. And not in the most conventional way, mind you. Blackard saddles up on a bike and cycles hundreds of miles each summer with other nationwide counselors on the annual Tour d'Admission.
Fighting the jet lag of a 14-hour international flight, Wisdom Asaboro '19 and Justice Ajogbor '20 were finally back on Nigerian soil for the first time as Christ School student-athletes. Wisdom and Justice got to mentor over 500 children through a well-attended summer basketball camp and coaches clinic. More importantly, the duo aided in empowering the young people of their native country.
Christ School's English Department hosted three guest speakers from UNC Asheville on Tuesday, August 15. Dr. Dee James, Brian Graves, and Jessica Pisano talked about the mission and structure of their university's program. An hour-long presentation by the professors was followed by a question-and-answer session inside Stolz Hall's Bradshaw Room.
Work, and the dignity that comes with it, is one of the core principles to a Christ School education. History Instructor James Uhler proudly helps implement that principle during the warmest months of the year. And he has some help. Uhler supervises a crew of current and former students who make up the Christ School summer work program.
Contractors are putting the finishing touches on the 7,000 square foot Wellness Center this week. Danny Elmer, who is Director of Human Resources and Facilities, called it "a huge upgrade" for the Christ School community.
Construction on the Athletic Center has been ongoing since the spring. But as of this week, some real signs of progress have been visible with the Athletic Center's steel frame beginning to take shape. Despite a rainy summer for the Asheville area, the newest addition to Christ School's infrastructure remains on schedule for completion in January. "It is truly a college-level facility that is going to meet the needs of our student body," Athletic Director Scott Willard said.
Call it a rite of summer for Spanish teacher Marshall Baltazar. Every year for the past decade, Baltazar has journeyed to Salamanca, a city in northwestern Spain. "It's rejuvenation, a chance to recharge my batteries," he said. It is also not purely a vacation. Rather, it is a chance for Baltazar to better himself as an educator at Christ School.