60 AMS Circle
Burnsville, NC 28714
Grades 7 - 9
Call admissions department for current tuition.
1 to 3 years
An innovative boarding and day school for 27 boys and girls.
Students must be able and willing to accept the responsibility of community living in a rustic environment. All prospective students are required to visit the school for two days, preferably during the school year, in order to experience for themselves what life is like at AMS
Many students come from families who share our values and lifestyle. Others have been homeschooled, but now desire a more social environment. Some have been unhappy at their local school for social or academic reasons. Some are drawn to our warm family atmosphere because of difficulties at home. Most, however, simply want to experience this unique learning opportunity.
Our curriculum standards meet the North Carolina guidelines for independent schools. The academic program includes integrated studies, mathematics, personal growth, and electives and apprenticeships
Photography, music, drama, dance, ceramics, glass blowing, languages, wood and metal working.Because AMS has no televisions, students learn to entertain themselves and each other. Leisure activities include skateboarding, reading, art, playing and listening to music, and playing games. Special Saturday night activities, such as talent shows, dances or the attendance of performances, are organized by the students.
Students live in small family group houses with two house parents
Thanksgiving Celebration every Thanksgiving, all families are invited.
The central aim of the school is to help each student grow into a confident and responsible young person.
Families in need of financial assistance should request a scholarship form with their applicationScholarships are awarded to students according to need. Approximately 65% of the students are on scholarship
Elizabeth Morgan believed that adolescence is an especially crucial time in a child's development. She founded the Arthur Morgan School in 1962 to provide a learning environment tailored for teenagers. Diet is largely vegetarian, with an emphasis on fresh whole foods, organic produce from our own garden, and natural sweets.