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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 more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in holistic and mindful education. Learn more.
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Kaleidoscope, October 2018 I wrote this Kaleidoscope before we had another national tragedy occur: The Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. It is with a broken heart that I add this “introduction” to Kaleidoscope. Collaborative for Spirituality in Education As I write, I...
In 2012 Rainbow Community School (RCS) was selected as an Ashoka Changemaker School, a network of schools that empower students as changemakers by prioritizing empathy, leadership, and collaborative problem-solving as student outcomes. They recognize the capacities of...
Connection and community at Rainbow is often nurtured through rituals, traditions or celebrations that mark the passage of time. We begin the school year with an opening ceremony during which the entire school comes together to offer blessings and intentions for the...
Current Happy Childhoods
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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.
Rainbow students score highest in the nation on Lectica developmental tests.
Not only were Rainbow students’ levels of development higher on average for their age than any school Lectica had tested, but their level of coherence was higher than they had ever seen. Coherence is the ability to connect thoughts intelligently and develop a persuasive argument. Additionally, Dr. Theo Dawson said our students have incredible “perspectival” abilities to take the perspective of others — empathy, essentially. We never thought it would be feasible to have quantitative data that shows the true value of a Rainbow education, since what we do is very sophisticated. Sure, Rainbow students score very well on traditional standardized tests, like the SAT10, but those tests only show a small sliver of rote skill attainment, without showing complexity of thinking or affective skill development. Read more.
Rainbow Community School shares its 40 year holistic educational legacy by hosting the 3rd annual More than Mindfulness Conference: Education as a Sacred Art
Conference participants will experience Rainbow’s unique centering curriculum and gain holistic strategies that can be adapted for all school curricula and cultures.
Participants will collaborate through rich discussion and interactive sessions on important themes such as: inviting the soul into the classroom and cultivating awareness and spiritual identities.
The conference will take place on October 5th and 6th, 2018 at RCS. The conference is intended for parents, teachers, school administrators, and other educational related professionals. The cost is $75 for a standard Friday and Saturday ticket and $115 for a VIP ticket.
Feedback from Omega and Rainbow families.
Faces to greet you
Some of our administrative staff
Development Director and Curriculum Coordinator
4th - 8th Division Head
Director of Equity
Pre-K - 3rd Division Head
Director of Admissions