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 contemplative education. Learn more about us.

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Duncan and Raleigh at British Museum

World Travelers at Rainbow

With its holistic learning environment, and our research-based methods to elicit creative and critical thinking, many wonderful families have become part of the Rainbow family. New this year to the school is Duncan, a rising second grader. His younger brother Raleigh will attend the Rainbow Community School Pre-school beginning in […]


Geronimo Owen in the Play Henry V

It’s always exciting to hear about what our alumni are doing. Geronimo Owen (a ’13 Rainbow graduate) has two roles in Henry V, a play by William Shakespeare. He plays Boy as well as Duke of York. He was pleasantly surprised when he got these roles, never having acted before. The […]

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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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Kathy Clarke – RCS Alumna – Meets Madeleine Albright

“Rainbow caters to success.” She also knows what she wants to do with her life: be a writer. And she’s pursuing her dream with gusto. She’s already doing two internships related to her passion – one in publishing, and the other helping with the publicity for a Macalester professor publishing […]


In Gratitude: The Glass Foundation

    The Glass Foundation is a private family foundation based out of Asheville, NC. They bestow grants based on Child Development, Environmental Education and Historic Preservation. Rainbow Community School would like to express its sincerest gratitude for The Glass Foundation whose generous grant will allow our school to continue with […]

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2014 RCS Omega Graduation – Speeches and Ceremony

Each year, we send off bright young men and women to start their high school careers. Every graduating student writes a speech and stands in front of their Rainbow family – parents, staff, and students – and gives us a glimpse of what his or her experience has been like at […]

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