Capital Campaign

It All Begins Here is a campaign to provide an innovative Lower School and new Library. See the Design Plan. The project budget is $8.9 million, and our goal is to raise at least $5 million in new pledges and gifts. Your generous support of this project helps create this dramatic first step in reshaping our entire campus for the future. Consider a naming opportunity for $500 gifts or more. See Naming Opportunities.

Give or Pledge Now
For more information please contact Director of Advancement Elaine Kreuz at or 828-210-9153.

"As chair of the Board, I was pleased to be a supporter of this project. With my youngest child graduating, I knew that the buildings he spent time in at CDS were built by people who came before us. So, I was proud to be able to help create new spaces for the next generation of students." - Jeff Baker, CDS alumni parent and former board chair

Vision & Need


"It All Begins Here" - Students


Groundbreaking Clip - May 2015


Groundbreaking Photos - May 2015


Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - August 2016



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