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Rainbow Life

Rainbow Community School is a holistic private school based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Rainbow Community School is a private school serving about 200 students, preschool through eighth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. For over 40 years, we have been a national leader in holistic and mindful education. Learn more.

Summer programming

Final days of registration for

summer camps!

We have a great summer lineup for 2019. Featuring camps from Kindergarten through 8th grade, we have something that will interest everyone. From Fierce Flix to Outdoor Living Skills, students can find a wide variety of different camps that reflect our Rainbow learning model.


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Location: 574 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Telephone: (828) 258-9264

School Office Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours: M-F: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Imagine 2019 – Who Be The Whoman

https://vimeo.com/346434043 Imagine 2019 - Who Be the Whoman? Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These are the questions humans have been asking themselves for as long as they have dwelt in this world. But how to answer such eternal questions? As...

We’re making progress on our annual campaign! Please consider donating today!

Become part of the hive!

Our annual campaign helps bridge the gap between annual tuition vs. operating costs. These funds also help with special projects on campus.

We have much more information and a downloadable FAQ on our Annual Campaign page.

Recent Awards

National and regional recognitions.

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Some of our administrative staff

Renee Owen

Renee Owen

Executive Director


West Willmore

West Willmore

Development Director and Curriculum Coordinator

Susie Fahrer

Susie Fahrer

4th - 8th Division Head


Sheila Mraz

Sheila Mraz

Director of Admissions


Danaé Aicher

Danaé Aicher

Director of Equity

Sandra McCassim

Sandra McCassim

Pre-K - 3rd Division Head


Kate Chassner

Kate Chassner

Office Manager


Parent Testimonials

Feedback from Omega and Rainbow families.

My child has been at Rainbow since pre-school. Now that we are facing graduation and the end of this amazing Rainbow chapter, we reflect back on these 11 years with so much gratitude for all that they have provided us. My child, and her whole graduating class, are inspired, bright, centered, and happy teens. They are bonded like a family, and that is what we have felt about Rainbow – it has become our family. The teachers are world class and give above and beyond to truly and deeply understand the kids. I honestly believe that it is one of the best schools in the country!

Molly Irani

Omega and Rainbow Parent

My rising 6th grade daughter has attended Rainbow Community School since 3rd grade and loves it.  At the end of each year she declares, “This was the best school year ever.”  The middle school years can be a difficult time for children, but by using the 7 Domains, Rainbow’s whole child approach to learning, each student feels understood, challenged, and inspired to do their best work. I’m confident that she’ll feel this year has been the best year ever………..again.

Cheryl Dalton

Omega and Rainbow Parent

My son has been at Rainbow since preschool, and is graduating 8th grade tomorrow. The moment we walked in the door for preschool orientation, our family became a part of the greater school family. Since then, we have strengthened those bonds through countless gatherings and by volunteering at school events. Over the years the teachers at Rainbow have encouraged and inspired my son by their own passion for life-long learning. Their well thought out lessons are aimed at teaching the whole child, and my son has blossomed from that approach. The community at Rainbow Community School has loved my son into the amazing young man with limitless potential he is today, and I will be forever grateful for that.

Maria Baker

Rainbow and Omega Parent