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 mindfulness in education. Learn more about us.

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Halloween Harvest Hoedown

Halloween Harvest Hoedown

Halloween Harvest Hoedown! When: Saturday, Oct. 25th Time: 12:-3:30 Where: RCS Playground What: Halloween Harvest Fun!  Fun booths Tattoos Wishing Well Spin Art Fairy Hair Bobbing for Donuts Food: Chai Pani Hot Dogs Pizza Veggie chili Cornbread muffins Professor Whizzpop the magician and balloon twister will be there! There will be […]

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New RCS Kiln

RCS Gets a New Kiln! With Gratitude….. Our new kiln has arrived! We would like to give a big shout out to two RCS parents who have been instrumental in helping to grow our ceramics program. Doug Smith, an amazing potter and father to Clay in Omega, who has been […]

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Summit Information

  Our Summit is coming up on September 29. We hope that the RCS community really benefits from all the information that we want to share. As part of that meeting, we are inviting parents to be a part of small focus groups, where parents can provide their own input. […]

Kaleidoscope - 2014

Kaleidoscope – September 2014

Here we are – together – at Rainbow Community School, 2014. I would love to hear about your experience and impressions so far this year. What has intrigued your child? What have you learned? What has the staff learned? I think the most important thing I have learned (again) is […]

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Soulspeak Coming to RCS Auditorium

Soulspeak at Rainbow We are beyond excited! SATURDAY September 27th @ 7pm, Soulspeak Asheville will be helping us dedicate our new community center auditorium space with a youth poetry slam! WE ARE ALL POETS will feature 12 youth ages 12-21 from the WNC community sharing their poetry. There will also be an […]


Heart of the Matter: Educating the Innovation Generation, Part IV

How Can a School Promote a Culture of Innovation? As I enter the “Omega” (7th and 8th grade) classroom at Rainbow Community School, a large Buckminster Fuller-designed dymaxion world map is on the floor, the basis for a game where students are moving around chips that represent various world resources. Incorporating […]

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