The goal of the College Office is to support, inform, and encourage students and their families as they navigate the exciting, complex, and ever-changing process of college admissions. We educate students and families about the nuances of admission, advise students about appropriate and interesting college options that best suit their needs, and support students as they successfully complete the application process.

While students are not formally assigned college advisers until the Fifth Form year, their preparation begins in the Third and Fourth Form years with general information provided in class meetings. During this time we emphasize the importance of making their high school careers meaningful and substantive, not only in the classroom, but also in the dormitories, on the field, on stage, or on a multi-pitch climb.

When we begin work with the fifth formers, many of the building blocks of their applications have already been laid. Through a series of group and individual sessions on the college admission process, we help students assess their interests, discuss career goals, weigh the importance of factors such as location, cost, size, and extra-curricular activities, and gain a sense of the range of selectivity a student should have in mind in his or her research of colleges. Together we identify the many schools that fit their individual profiles and interests.

We welcome discussions with families, so please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.

Warm regards,

Leah Lambert
Director of the College Office

  • Leah Lambert
    Director of the College Office
    828-254-6345 ext. 4202
  • Burke Rogers
    Associate Director of the College Office
    828-254-6345 ext. 8046
  • Van Kussrow
    Registrar and Assistant Director of the College Office
    828-254-6345 ext. 4048
  • Leslie Starkey
    Testing Supervisor (PSAT, SAT, ACT)
    828-254-6345 ext. 4205


Asheville School's CEEB Code: 340120
Asheville School's ACT Code: 243100

Asheville School
College Office
360 Asheville School Road
Asheville, NC 28806
828.254.6345 ext 4048, 4202, or 4090
828.210.6113 fax

Meet our Team

Leah Lambert

Leah Lambert

Director of the College Office
Van Kussrow

Van Kussrow

Class of 1982
Burke Rogers

Burke Rogers

Humanities Instructor, Associate Director of the College Office, Baseball Coach
Leslie Starkey

Leslie Starkey

Testing Supervisor, Travel Coordinator, Learning Center Support Teacher