Our Story

Shining Rock Classical Academy was founded in the fall of 2015 to offer school choice to the families of Western North Carolina.  Its partnership with Team CFA offered a classical curriculum using the Core Knowledge Sequence to build a knowledge base foundation for each student.

The first classes met at the Wilson Center at the Lake Junaluska Assembly. In the school’s second year, the campus moved to temporary modulars on Dellwood Road on leased property from Lake Junaluska, continuing the relationship with the Lake Junaluska Assembly. The school soon outgrew this campus and began construction on a new facility on Russ Avenue.

The Russ Avenue campus currently holds Kindergarten through 8th grade. 9th and 10th grade classes are held on our Dellwood Campus. The school will expand to serve 11th grade in the fall of 2023. Under the direction of Head of School Joshua Morgan, enrollment has increased over 30% from 2018-2021.  The school strives to offer quality education with a strong knowledge base and to support growth and success for all students.

Shining Rock Classical Academy campus and building

In addition, the school has created a Jr. Academy pre-K to serve the families in this area.  What started as a 200 student community has now grown to over 500 strong families who make every day a great day to be a Falcon!

Accepting Applications Soon

Open Enrollment is coming soon for grades K through 12 for the 2024-25 school year!

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