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

If your child is a preschool applicant and has not attended school or daycare, please complete the recommendation as a parent. 


Records Release

If the Admissions Committee contacts you regarding a potential opening in your child’s grade, then you will need to complete an authorization for release of student records


Shadow Visit

Prospective student visits Rainbow for full day or half day shadow visit or a preschool playdate.


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 schedule a tour or contact us to get more information. 

Students & families

Number of acres

Faculty & Staff

Years Established

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

A Word

From Our Admissions Director

“Every child is a unique learner. Rainbow is a place where relationship-based, holistic teaching supports our educators in uncovering the unique gifts, talents, and learning styles of each child. In doing so, our teachers are able to foster classroom environments and learning experiences in which students thrive.”

– West Willmore