Directions

AMS is located near the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina, in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Black Mountains. The 105-acre campus, consisting mainly of woods and meadows, is an hour northeast of Asheville, 20 minutes from Burnsville and 40 minutes from Marion, North Carolina.

Directions North from Asheville and through Burnsville, I-26 to 19E to 80S:

Follow I-26W(also US-19 N/US-23N) north out of Asheville for about 18 miles. Take Exit 9 and merge onto 19E North towards Burnsville for about 14 miles. 19 North turns into 19 East/North, continue for about 7 miles, passing through Burnsville. Turn right onto Micaville Loop (a mile or so loop road that reaches 19E on either end) where there are signs for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, and Hwy 80 South. Turn right onto 80S at the T-intersection where OOAK Gallery and the Micaville post office are located. Follow 80S for about 6-7 miles. Shortly after you pass through the South Toe Elementary School zone road marks, you’ll take a left onto Seven Mile Ridge Road (there are signs towards Arthur Morgan School/Celo Health Center/Celo Inn) and you will quickly cross over a bridge and come to a T-intersection. Turn right onto Hannah Branch Road (unpaved road), following signs to Arthur Morgan School, and drive for one mile. You will pass through ‘Camp Celo’ and shortly after come to the Arthur Morgan School sign pointing in the direction of offices/classrooms/boarding homes (look for the big yellow pencil). Elizabeth’s Hall is our main building where offices are.

Directions North from Marion, I-40 to 221N to 70W to 80N:

Take Exit 86 off I-40 towards Marion/Shelby. Turn right at the light at the end of the ramp and continue onto 221 North for about 5 miles. Turn left onto 70 West and follow for about 2 miles. Turn right onto 80 North (there are no gas stations on this road for the next 20 miles, and it is a very windy but beautiful road taking you up into the mountains). Follow 80 North for about 20 miles total. (Once you pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway it’s about 7 more miles.) Turn right onto Seven Mile Ridge Road (there are signs towards Arthur Morgan School/Celo Health Center/Celo Inn) and you will quickly cross over a bridge and come to a T-intersection. Turn right onto Hannah Branch Road (unpaved road), following signs to Arthur Morgan School, and drive for one mile. You will pass through ‘Camp Celo’ and shortly after come to the Arthur Morgan School sign pointing in the direction of offices/classrooms/boarding homes (look for the big yellow pencil). Elizabeth’s Hall is our main building where offices are.

Directions South from Johnson City, TN through Burnsville, I-26 to 19E to 80S:

Take I-26 South (East). Take Exit 9 and merge onto 19 North towards Burnsville/Spruce Pine for about 14 miles. 19 North turns into 19 East/North, continue for about 7 miles, passing through Burnsville. Turn right onto Micaville Loop (a mile or so loop road that reaches 19E on either end) where there are signs for the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, and Hwy 80 South. Turn right onto 80S at the T-intersection where OOAK Gallery and the Micaville post office are located. Follow 80S for about 6-7 miles. Shortly after you pass through the South Toe Elementary School zone road marks, you’ll take a left onto Seven Mile Ridge Road (there are signs towards Arthur Morgan School/Celo Health Center/Celo Inn) and you will quickly cross over a bridge and come to a T-intersection. Turn right onto Hannah Branch Road (unpaved road), following signs to Arthur Morgan School, and drive for one mile. You will pass through ‘Camp Celo’ and shortly after come to the Arthur Morgan School sign pointing in the direction of offices/classrooms/boarding homes (look for the big yellow pencil). Elizabeth’s Hall is our main building where offices are.

Airport Transportation:

If your student requires transportation from the Asheville Airport consider using Yancey County Transportation 828-682-6144. Yancey County Transportation charges $21.60 per person for a one way trip to the airport as of April 15, 2012. Prices are subject to change. Please provide 3 days notice.