Global Citizenship

Strive Not to Drive Week: Commuter Station!

Join Rainbow in a city wide effort to strive not to drive for a solid week from May 15 through May 22nd. Instead of driving to work, school, community meetings, the grocery store or the gym, for example, try taking the bus, walking, carpooling with friends, or biking! You will be rewarded for ...  Read more

First Grade Makes Africa Connection

Studying Africa Our first grade Cheetahs are on an adventure! They're studying the continent of Africa, its people and cultures. They also have some awesome hands-on experiences that are part of their learning. First, Sara Stender, our Campaign Manager is headed for Rwanda. In addition to being ...  Read more

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 ...  Read more

The Rainbow Warriors

Students who come to our school become the Rainbow Warriors. They learn about themselves, how to relate to the world, how to live sustainable lives, and how to respect all people. The Warrior is our mascot. There is a story behind the mascot. Its roots are deep in the Native American Indian ...  Read more

Rainbow Community School Named Changemaker School

Imagine students who are leaders. Students with high social-emotional intelligence. Students who express deep levels of empathy. That's exactly what we're fostering at Rainbow and we are now part of the Ashoka Changemaker Network. Rainbow is one of 44 schools across the country to have this ...  Read more

Imagine! 2014

Our Rainbow Community has done it again: we've pulled off another spectacular production of Imagine! From preschool through Omega, students performed skits, songs and lessons all wrapped up in a greater exploration of the outer self. This year's Imagine performance complemented last year's ...  Read more

Rainbow Receives NC Green School of Excellence Award

Yesterday, the NC Green Schools team from the non-profit organization Reading, Riding, Retrofit came to Rainbow to give us a plaque with our award. We are now an NC Green School of Excellence. The Reading, Riding, Retrofit: The NC Green Schools Programs organization strives to recognize and ...  Read more

Personal Interest Projects

In Omega, students are responsible for a Personal Interest Project or PIP. A PIP involves research on a topic of the student's choosing but also includes three main components: a written paper 5-7 pages in length, a PowerPoint presentation, and a Creative Portion along with a written paragraph ...  Read more

Students Starting Businesses

Interested in tie-dyed hats? How about some goat milk soap? Those are just two of the many entrepreneurial ideas happening in the 6th grade Alpha classroom. In fact, they're starting their own businesses! Starting the Entrepreneurial Project The sixth grade began reading articles about other ...  Read more

North Carolina Green Schools (click to view full-screen - you'll be able to read all the text clearly) Rainbow Community School recently was recognized for its efforts at environmental sustainability and the innovative ways in which students and staff aim to learn about and take care of our ...  Read more