Lees-McRae educates and inspires students to approach life and work from a creative, collaborative, and critical perspective in preparation for diverse careers and environments. Through common ambition, we maintain our focus on the needs of all learners. With our small class sizes (13:1) students receive individual attention in the classroom and during production work. Lees-McRae College is the highest elevated campus on the east coast and is located between two ski mountains in the town of Banner Elk. Banner Elk boasts two professional theatre companies and has a vibrant arts community.