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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.
Explore our world
First Grade Studies Beautiful Trees We stepped into first grade recently, into a veritable classroom forest. There were displays of books about trees, nature artifacts that reminded us of our natural roots, and artwork that featured patched trees and their individual...
Rainbow Community School is going solar! We have new solar panels installed on the roof of the auditorium. We’ll offset our carbon footprint by a large margin using energy from the sun.
As we gear up for the school year, we thought it would be fun to highlight one of the first faces you'll see on campus: Kate Chassner! She is Rainbow's Office Manager. She seemingly knows the answers to everything. Need keys? She's got 'em. Need to know the schedule?...
Current Happy Childhoods
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