Founded in 1900 and located in Asheville, NC, Christ School is an all-boys (8th- 12th grade) school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Our 292 boys come from 15 states and seven foreign countries with a 75% boarding and 25% day student ratio. Our international population is 8.5% with 14% students of color. The school currently operates with a waiting list.
Christ School seeks an experienced, ordained Episcopal priest and dynamic team player to serve as Chaplain. The Chaplain must appreciate the authentic and unpretentious nature of the school and provide spiritual leadership for the community. Embracing the long-standing and strong sense of identity as an Episcopal school with a religiously diverse student body and faculty, the Chaplain serves not in a figurehead capacity but as a key member of the school administrative team. The Chaplain plays a central role in helping uphold the founding principle to produce men of deep character who are ethically sound and who understand that faith is critical to their wholeness.
Christ School's success over the last 118 years is due to its unwavering commitment to a noble mission: to produce educated men of good character, prepared for scholastic achievement and productive citizenship. The school fulfills its mission by offering its students relevant academic programming, athletic participation, work contribution to the Christ School enterprise, and spiritual formation in the Episcopal tradition. Before entering careers as diverse as business, art, medicine, law, entrepreneurship, science, technology, government, education, or non-profit work, students first learn the centrality of their journey of faith – in whatever form it take – as they also learn the importance of following a moral compass. These elements create a close-knit community committed to excellence.
Faculty and staff take seriously their role as mentors to the boys. Students' successes, as well as their struggles, are embraced collectively. Teachers and administrators who thrive at Christ School do so because they care deeply about the formation of young men. They work hard, rewarded not so much by recognition as by knowing their profound impact on students’ lives. Boarding school life doesn't entail clocking in and out of a job. Teachers at Christ School often describe their work as a kind of ‘ministry,’ as it speaks to a vocation of service. The Chaplain plays a vital role in setting that example and supporting colleagues as they discern their vocation.
Also of importance is Christ School’s commitment to aesthetic excellence. The campus is attractive and well-tended, and St. Joseph’s Chapel is the finest example. Most days, students wear coats and ties—and wear them properly. Common spaces are clean. There's a palpable sense of pride in place—not just surface satisfaction but a firm embrace of honest quality.
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