Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the campus lies on 230 acres (0.93 km2) of property. It was founded in 1914 as a private academy, by E.C. Waller, William Steinman, and C.A. Graves with their families, and originally called the Pisgah Industrial Institute. In 1952, its ownership was transferred to the Carolina Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist church, and it was given its present name.
The current principal at the academy is Rick Anderson.
For the 2008-09 school year, it had an enrollment of 165 students.
^Wendell Simons (May 2008). "Mount Pisgah Academy Choirs Perform in Bermuda". Atlantic Union Gleaner (Altantic Union Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church). Retrieved May 17, 2010.("Mount Pisgah Academy was started in the year 1914 and is located in Asheville, North Carolina. It is a co-ed boarding academy, with grades nine to twelve, and has an enrollment of 140 students from various countries, such as Russia, Korea, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Their main focus is on service.")