The mission of Rainbow Institute (RI) is to inspire a holistic education movement through transformative learning experiences, resources and research. This adult education arm of Rainbow Community School serves as a nexus between research, education and practice by supporting individuals and institutions as they discover the critical role that holistic practices play in child development.
Upcoming RI Sponsored Events
Our work is built on the 40 years of holistic education at Rainbow Community School and ongoing improvement through research and reflection has been integral. Our whole child approach known as the Rainbow Seven Domains ™ yields learning experiences that nurture the development in all seven domains of learning: physical, natural, social, emotional, creative, mental and spiritual. This approach values healthy development in all the domains and considers the spiritual domain the elixir that breathes life into the other developmental domains.The goal of this secular spiritual education is to awaken the individual to his true nature, pave the way for transformative learning and illuminate his purpose in life. Above all else, RI aims to help individuals, educators and institutions nurture the spiritual identities of all community members by inviting the “sacred” into the classrooms and culture.
Set up a "Rainbow Reflection" curated tour
- Consulting services and instructional resources that emphasize The Rainbow Seven Domains™ holistic approach. Click here to purchase RI’s Teaching the Whole Child book.
- Support in cultivating a holistic school culture, classroom & curriculum that serves the needs of your unique learning environment.
- Continuing education through workshops and teacher/adult training programs anchored in heart-centered & holistic education. Please click here for a list of RI offerings.
- Access to a holistic assessment tool that measures complexity of cognitive development. Click here to learn more about Lectica assessments.
Rainbow Institute Blog Posts
An altar is commonly associated with a religious purpose. It is often a structure or space, considered sacred, on which offerings are placed and used in a rite or ritual. However, we often create altars to honor various things that aren't necessarily associated with a...read more
We live in a time of uncertainty, in a world that is unpredictable and in a society that is, in some cases, changing rapidly and in others stuck. Nevertheless, our work as educators is more important now than ever. As an organization, we aim to live our mission...read more
Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. –Martin Luther King Jr. Rainbow Community School is governed by light and founded on love. Connection to oneself, others, the natural world and the...read more