Where will you make your mark? Whether taking advantage of Asheville's diverse music scene, gaining a larger understanding of an environment just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, or leading YoungLife programs in other local schools, students at Christ School are encouraged to approach their education as an exciting opportunity to learn and explore in and beyond our campus.
Read more about Christ School's clubs below:
- The Angelus (Yearbook)
- Boy Scouts of America
- Chinese Club
- Christ School Fishing Club
- Environmental Club
- Film Club
- Habitat for Humanity
- Investment Club
- Kayak Club/Christ School Stoutters
- Notes from the Soul
- Physics Club
- Rotary Interact Club
- Skeet Club
- Student Activities Committee
- Supper Club
- Triple Threat Club
Journalism is a class which specializes in designing the school’s yearbook, The Angelus. Taken for a single semester or for the full year, this class extends academic credit to students in grades 9-12. Staff members can opt to take this class for a grade (which will average into their GPA) or Pass / Fail (which does not factor into GPA calculations). Students in this class are trained to complete all of the necessary requirements in the production of a book page (taking the photographs, editing them, designing the page layout, writing copy, and editing their finished work). Since the book is done entirely online, training is provided for all necessary skills in desktop publishing.
Mr. Duhaime leads the Christ School Venture Crew, a group dedicated to pursuing scouting as Christ School students. Many of our students work towards and earn their Eagle Scout while attending Christ School.
Christ School is home to two ponds filled with fish while WNC is home to some of the finest fly-fishing streams and lakes in the United States. Christ School students love to fish on and off campus. Contact Coach Harris if you are interested.
The Environmental Club focuses on the study of environmental policy and laws. It brings awareness to members of how impacting our lives are on the planet and how they can make a change for the better. The club highly values service and leadership and aims to improve the natural and urban environments of Christ School. Contact Mrs. Mahoney if you want to learn more.
Christ School's chapter of Habitat for Humanity promotes affordable housing for people in the Asheville area by building homes with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) while also partnering with Asheville Christian and AAHH in the first ever independent school build in WNC. Through this process, Christ School students are fundraising, planning, and constructing a home in Swannanoa, NC.
Contact Mr. Rankin if you are interested in learning more.
The Investment Club is a student-led group that seeks to learn more about financial planning and wealth management through investment and learning about various ways to invest. By participating in a stock market challenge with real money, under the guidance of faculty leadership, students experience a hands-on application of the knowledge and skills gained through the club’s programming.
The Christ School "Stoutters" started with three students, Robbie Mangone, Turner Strayhorn, and Reid Motter, who fell in love with kayaking through the Outdoors Program at Christ School. Today, under the leadership of Mr. Mohney and Mr. Harris, those three students have inspired others to develop their skills in one of the best places to kayak in the world, Western North Carolina, in the hopes that they might one day attack Class 4 and 5 rapids, including the world famous Green River Race.
Notes from the Soul is a service-learning organization comprising young musicians at Christ School. It gives performances of both classical and contemporary music, some of which has been composed by its own members. Notes from the Soul has performed in retirement homes and government housing developments, in an effort to expose both the elderly and the young to the power of making music. Contact Mrs. Mahoney if you want to learn more.
The Christ School Physics Club offers an opportunity for students interested in physics and robotics to explore those subjects outside of the classroom. The club frequently applies their knowledge to constructing contraptions and devices of all kinds, while their ultimate goal is to build an electronic car and enter it in competition later this year. Contact Mr. Luhm if you want to learn more.
The Pickers Club is one of Christ School's most unique groups. Led by Mr. Dowling, this band ventures off campus to flea markets, yard sales, and antique shops in search of hidden treasure, records, and vintage items. The gatherings are informal and usually take place once a month.
The Rotary Interact Club is a service organization connected with Rotary International. The club works cooperatively with local rotary chapters to organize, fundraise, and participate in service initiatives at Christ School, in the Asheville community, and throughout the world. Contact Mrs. Mahoney if you want to learn more.
The Skeet Club consists of a group of students who enjoy the outdoors and the chance to take aim and learn the finer points of clay target shooting and gun safety. The club gathers periodically on the weekends to practice at the Buncombe County Wildlife Club and is open to all students, from the most experienced marksmen to the curious beginner. Contact the Skeet Club's advisor Mr. Elmer if you are interested in joining.
The Struan is Christ School's literary magazine. The publication includes selections of student poetry, fiction, essays, and art. Any student can submit work for consideration during the fall and early spring. Selections are reviewed by the editorial board that is comprised of students and faculty. Contact Mrs. Pulsifer if you want to learn more.
The Christ School Student Activities Committee (SAC) gathers several times a month to discuss potential activities for students to enjoy in and outside of Christ School. Whether planning a dance, recommending a service organization with which to work, or proposing a weekend trip idea, the SAC has its finger on the pulse of Christ School students. The club's motto: "If you want it, we probably have it. But if we don't, we'll get it..."
The Triple Threat Club identifies the students who have achieved Triple Threat status in the weight room for the current school year. In order to achieve this status, a student must lift the minimum weight for all three lifts, back squat, bench press and power clean in the presence of Coach Parham, the Strength Coach. These three lifts are the cornerstone of all strength programs. The required weights are adjusted for both the size and grade of the student. All Christ School students are eligible to attempt the lifts throughout the school year, provided they have routinely performed the lifts and have demonstrated proper form. Once a student has earned this status, he is encouraged to improve his performances on all the lifts during the year.
YoungLife is a worldwide, non-profit, Christian non-denominational, parachurch ministry. YoungLife consists of many branches of ministry but most commonly the name "YoungLife" refers to the outreach arm of the organization directed toward high school students. YoungLife staff and volunteer leaders build relationships with teenagers through a variety of social interactions, formal and informal events, and group trips.
YoungLife Vision: Every adolescent will have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him.
YoungLife Mission: Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by....
- Building personal relationships with them.
- Winning the right to be heard.
- Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing.
- Sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ with adolescents.
- Inviting them to personally respond to this Good News.
- Loving them regardless of their response.
- Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ and the knowledge of God's Word and become people who can share their faith with others.
- Helping young people develop the skills, assets and attitudes to reach their full God-given potential.
- Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by being an active member of a local congregation.
- Living according to and communicating the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Carrying out our mission under the authority of Scripture and relying on the Holy Spirit to empower our ministry.
- Encouraging the welfare and spiritual health of those who do this ministry that they may minister out of a consistent and growing relationship with Christ and His followers.
- Researching and developing innovative approaches to reaching uncommitted, disinterested kids around the world.
- Reaching adolescents of all social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds throughout the world.
- Working with followers of Christ from a variety of traditions and local churches around the world.
- Welcoming all those whom God calls to our mission -- men and women of all races, staff and volunteers -- who are linked to a common purpose of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ.
- Observing the highest standards of stewardship for all of the resources placed in our trust.
YL at Christ School meeta at an Off Campus site on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. All students are allowed to participate in YL but must be in good Academic Standings in order to miss study hall on that particular day. Contact Coach Harris for more information.