Highlights and History

Canongate's History

After a 40-year absence of Catholic secondary education in the Asheville area, Canongate Catholic High School opened September 4, 2013. In our decade of serving the Western North Carolina community, Canongate has steadily grown & had college placements and scholarships at University of Dallas, Belmont Abbey College, Ave Maria University, Catholic University of America, Christendom College, Western Carolina University, and St. Joseph Minor Seminary, UNC Asheville and UNC Charlotte, Brevard College, and more.

Music + Theater Highlights

Academic Highlights

  • Canongate is officially recognized as an affiliate Catholic High School in the Diocese of Charlotte
  • Recipient of St. John Paul II Award for teaching ethics
  • Offers the Classic Learning Test in addition to the SAT and ACT
  • Policy guidance provided by The Cardinal Newman Society
  • Affiliate School of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education
  • Candidate for membership in The National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools
Students serve via service days at the following nonprofits

Canongate Gives Back

  • Attended March for Life in Washington D.C. in January 2022
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Veterans Restoration Quarters
  • Gerard’s House
  • Universal Healthcare in Fletcher
  • Downtown Welcome Table in Asheville
  • Canongate’s Schola Cantorum provides music for local masses
  • $400k+ raised in need-based scholarships from financial sponsors