Rainbow Community School is a private, independent school serving 42 preschoolers and about 120 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in Asheville, North Carolina. For more than 35 years, we have been a national leader in alternative, holistic and mindfulness in education. Learn more about us.

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The First Day of School – 2014 – A Success!

We are thrilled to have our K-8 families back on campus! Tomorrow, our Pre-K families return to campus. What a glorious first day it has been! Making Friends Returning and new students were glad to see each other. Some had met only days before at their class pot luck, and […]

Mark Hanf, Omega Teacher

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 […]


Mark Strazzer Wins in World Championship!

  Mark, our new P.E. teacher, just returned from Italy after winning The World Championships in ultimate frisbee! He and his team, Boneyard, traveled to Lecco, Italy to play against 24 other countries around the World. As far as the tournament went on the field, Boneyard played very well. They came in […]

Ribbon Cutting Invite

Rainbow Ribbon Cutting 9/10/14 – RCS Opens Up to Businesses

We are very proud to be getting our certificate of occupancy for our new Community Auditorium! We are inviting local businesses to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 to join us for a ribbon cutting hosted by the West Asheville Business Association and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Where: Rainbow […]


2014 Welcome Letter to Parents

August 6, 2014 Dear Rainbow Parents, This is my favorite communication of the year – the letter welcoming you to the upcoming school year!  As an educator, I can tell you that the beginning of the school year is as full of excitement and anticipation for the staff as it […]

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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 […]

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