The mission of Rainbow Institute (RI) is to inspire a holistic education movement through transformative learning experiences, resources and research.
Rainbow Institute (RI) offers training and support to enhance the holistic well-being of individuals and institutions. Through holistic practices and research, we inspire institutional shifts in culture, systems, and programming for schools, non-profit organizations, and for-profit businesses.
As the adult education arm of Rainbow Community School, Rainbow Institute is built on the 40 years of holistic education at Rainbow Community School where ongoing improvement through research and reflection has been integral. Our holistic learning 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.
Primary Areas of Training And Support
- Holistic educational practices
- Mindfulness and contemplative practices
- Racial equity and diversity
- Governance and strategic planning
- Holistic School start-up
- Parenting (with Positive Discipline)
Set up a “Rainbow Reflection” curated tour
"Rainbow Reflections" are curated campus visits and classroom observations that provide a first hand look at the Rainbow Seven Domains™ approach and the secular spiritual curriculum.
Rainbow Institute Blog Posts
Be the Change
In 2012 Rainbow Community School (RCS) was selected as an Ashoka Changemaker School, a network of schools that empower students as changemakers by prioritizing empathy, leadership, and collaborative problem-solving as student outcomes. They recognize the capacities of...
Points of Connection
Connection and community at Rainbow is often nurtured through rituals, traditions or celebrations that mark the passage of time. We begin the school year with an opening ceremony during which the entire school comes together to offer blessings and intentions for the...
Mind In A Jar
The integrated RCS curriculum fosters learning in a holistic way. This approach is void of the restrictions often imposed by teaching discreet subjects. Purposeful integration acknowledges, builds on and reinforces the existing relationships between subject...