Application and Process

The Admissions Process

Parent Contacts RCS

Call, email, and/or schedule a tour. Tours are M, W or TH at either 9:30, 11:00 am, or by appointment.

Teacher Recommendations

Parents request teacher recommendations

Records Release

Parents request authorization for release of student records

Shadow Visit

Prospective student visits Rainbow for full day shadow visit


Applicants will hear from the admissions committee in March or early April for the following academic year

Meeting them right where they are

We teach the “whole child” using the
7 Domains Model

We hope this site has given you a sense of what makes Rainbow Community School special to the hundreds of families who have entrusted their children to us over the years.

If you would like to explore the possibility of your child attending our school, please contact us to request an Information Packet and Application. Our Admissions Process is listed below.

Children are accepted into Kindergarten based on their readiness. Rainbow’s cut-off date is September 30.

Information on Covid Resources

Following the recommendations of public health officials, as well as local, state, and federal requirements, and with the absolute priority of safeguarding the health and well-being of our students and staff, Rainbow Community School and Omega Middle School both update our guidance and protocols as needed to reflect the most recent recommendations.

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Get In Touch

Location: 574 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Telephone: (828) 258-9264


School Hours: M-F: 8:30am - 4pm

Summer Office Hours: M-F: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rainbow Community School is a nonprofit institution that does not discriminate in admissions or hiring practices. We welcome students and staff of any race, creed, ethnic origin, or lifestyle.


A Word

From Our Admissions Director

“Every child is special. Rainbow is a place where teachers work to find out just how each child shines. From there, they use the domains to bring out the best in every student. Teachers use developmentally appropriate methods to help every student thrive.”

– West Willmore