Rainbow Community School is a private, independent school serving 42 preschoolers and about 120 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. For more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in alternative, holistic and mindfulness in education. Learn more about us.

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Mark Strazzer Wins in World Championship!

  Mark, our new P.E. teacher, just returned from Italy after winning The World Championships in ultimate frisbee! He and his team, Boneyard, traveled to Lecco, Italy to play against 24 other countries around the World. As far as the tournament went on the field, Boneyard played very well. They came in […]

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Rainbow Ribbon Cutting 9/10/14 – RCS Opens Up to Businesses

We are very proud to be getting our certificate of occupancy for our new Community Auditorium! We are inviting local businesses to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 to join us for a ribbon cutting hosted by the West Asheville Business Association and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Where: Rainbow […]


2014 Welcome Letter to Parents

August 6, 2014 Dear Rainbow Parents, This is my favorite communication of the year – the letter welcoming you to the upcoming school year!  As an educator, I can tell you that the beginning of the school year is as full of excitement and anticipation for the staff as it […]

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The Rainbow Warriors

Students who come to our school become the Rainbow Warriors. They learn about themselves, how to relate to the world, how to live sustainable lives, and how to respect all people. The Warrior is our mascot. There is a story behind the mascot. Its roots are deep in the Native […]


In Gratitude: The Glass Foundation

    The Glass Foundation is a private family foundation based out of Asheville, NC. They bestow grants based on Child Development, Environmental Education and Historic Preservation. Rainbow Community School would like to express its sincerest gratitude for The Glass Foundation whose generous grant will allow our school to continue with […]

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2014 RCS Omega Graduation – Speeches and Ceremony

Each year, we send off bright young men and women to start their high school careers. Every graduating student writes a speech and stands in front of their Rainbow family – parents, staff, and students – and gives us a glimpse of what his or her experience has been like at […]

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