Founded in 1962, Arthur Morgan School (AMS) is a progressive junior boarding and day school for twenty-seven girls and boys in grades 7, 8 & 9. AMS is located on 100 acres of farm and wilderness in the Celo Community, about an hour north of Asheville, North Carolina. Students and staff live together in a safe and supporting environment sharing work, play, study, and decision-making.
The program combines Maria Montessori’s vision of a farm school for adolescents with the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to specifically meet the needs and interests of middle school students and foster their holistic development. Classes, field trips and boarding life all reinforce a strong experiential education program with a commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability.