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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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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.
stand against racism
Talking to young kids about race
Join us for a discussion of talking to kids about race and racism using developmental benchmarks for children from preschool through middle school. This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, April 23
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Rainbow Community School Community Center
60 State St.
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Come See Our Campus
Location: 574 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Telephone: (828) 258-9264
School Office Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Explore our world
Kaleidoscope - May 2019 I am the earth and the earth is me. Each blade of grass, each honey bee / each bit of mud, and stick and stone / is blood and muscle, skin and bone. I am the earth and the earth is me! ~One of Rainbow’s May Day songs The song “I Am the Earth...
When your child is anxious In the two decades I have been in education, it has been alarming to watch the levels of anxiety increase in children. Child anxiety has become widespread, often crippling youngsters of the self-assuredness they need to be happy and...
Happy Spring - Kaleidoscope March 2019 Happy Spring, everyone. We made it through winter! I am reminded of the line from the Merle Haggard song, “If we make it through December, everything’s going to be all right.” The thing is, I always wondered why Merle doesn’t...
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.
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
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!
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.
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.