Because it’s more than academics... therefore, we strive to give our students as many enriching opportunities as possible. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and persons of integrity.

Our programs help to exercise leadership and team-building skills through participation in student clubs, and achieve balance through extracurricular activities.

Through these programs, ELS strives to enable our students to expand their interests; discover hidden talents, develop new skills, gain leadership skills; learn responsibility and teamwork; and gain a greater appreciation and understanding for the values of community and service. Community service is also very important to us here at ELS, so our students are given every opportunity to develop a sense of volunteerism and serving others.

Asheville Private School Chapel


  • Weekly chapel
  • Faith Families
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Service Projects

  • Johnston Elementary Christmas Boxes
  • Hat/Coat/Glove Drive
  • Food Pantry Donations
  • Serve A Thon
  • Manna Food Bank
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Academic Fairs and Competitions

  • History Fair
  • Science Fair
  • International Night
  • Spelling Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • Student Council
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
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  • Academic Field Trips
  • 4th Grade Outer Banks Trip
  • 7/8 Grade Washington D.C. Trip
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  • Grandparent's Day
  • Pep Rallies
  • Classroom Events
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Fine and Performing Arts

  • Theatre "ELS Under the Lights"
  • Music Program