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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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. […]

Matt Foley

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 huge 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. […]

I Am Woman

Sue Ford, Music Teacher, Facilitates Summer Workshop

Musical Opportunties As the school year gets underway, we’re learning about what opportunities staff and students participated in over the summer. . Rainbow’s music teacher, Sue Ford, attended something called the Sister Singers Network Festival at the University of Illinois, Champagne/Urbana this summer. . There she had the honor of […]


The First Day of School – 2014 – A Success!

We are thrilled to have our K-8 families back on campus! Tomorrow, our Pre-K families return to campus. What a glorious first day it has been! Making Friends Returning and new students were glad to see each other. Some had met only days before at their class pot luck, and […]

Mark Hanf, Omega Teacher

Mark Hanf – Featured in Citizen Times For Creating AT Board Game

Mark Hanf Featured in Asheville’s Newspaper Mark Hanf, one of our new Omega teachers, has been featured in the “Living Section”  of the Asheville Citizen Times. He has spent time hiking the Appalachian Trail. It’s impacted his life so much that now he wants to hike the entire length of it […]

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