Rainbow Community School is a private, independent school serving about 42 preschoolers and about 150 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 mindful education. Learn more about us.

Athletic Field
- CrowdRise -

Latest News


Vote for RCS in the 2015 Mountain Xpress ‘Best Of WNC’!

Please give Rainbow Community School some love in the following categories: ★ Kids – Ballot Section: Preschool ★ Kids – Ballot Section: School Pre-College ★ Kids – Ballot Section: Art Education Program ★ Kids – Ballot Section: After School Program Voting ends at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, April 7th, through 11:59 […]

pic 5

Rainbow’s students at the Odyssey State Tournament

Last Saturday 7 remarkable Rainbow students competed at the Odyssey of the Mind state Competition at the Appalachian State College up in Boone. Odyssey of the mind is a creativity competition, designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, collaborative creativity and independence… Perfect for Rainbow students. Our kids (listed […]

Odyssey state tournament in Boone this weekend

Rainbow’s going to the Odyssey state tournament this weekend!

Imagine, if you will, a creative competition that allows students to express themselves artistically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. These expressions are in alignment with Rainbow’s seven domains of child development. Now, imagine the pressure of performing for judges and parents and against other students. This weekend our own team of […]

grade 6

Rainbow Community School Student Poetry Published in the Mountain Xpress.

It’s always a pleasure to see our students passionate for personal activities. Caleb Mcntosh​’s​ (sixth grade) and Lena Usher​’s​ (sixth grade) poetry was published in the Mountain Xpress newspaper in March. Rainbow Community School is very proud of you​!​ Below are the poems that were published by the Mountain Xpress​.​ I used to Be I used to be squeaky, whiny, […]

Jennifer Armocida

Rainbow Community School teacher receives national award

It is always exciting to hear about our staff’s personal success and this time, Rainbow Community School wants to congratulate our very own sixth grade teacher, Jennifer Armocida! Jennifer’s project, “Better Business: Socially Beneficial Entrepreneurship,” was selected by the Freedoms Foundation to receive their highest award for excellence in enterprise education. The Freedom Foundation […]

Alumni Night

Beyond Rainbow Alumni Panel

Here at Rainbow Community School, it is always a pleasure to know about what is happening with our alumni.This time, Rainbow had the honor of having Dunken, Adriana, Geronimo, Mackenzie, Michael, and Zoe share their thoughts and experiences about how the Rainbow experience has impacted their lives during the panel […]

More News