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 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 […]


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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Field Day at Rainbow

Our student council voted earlier in the year to do a field day at the end of the year. They’re making great strides at making a difference in their community. We began with a welcome ceremony at 10:30 in the morning. Students lined up according to their color. Students listened […]


Rainbow Community School Named Changemaker School

Imagine students who are leaders. Students with high social-emotional intelligence. Students who express deep levels of empathy. That’s exactly what we’re fostering at Rainbow and we are now part of the Ashoka Changemaker Network. Rainbow is one of 44 schools across the country to have this honor, because of our innovation […]

Imagine 2014

Imagine! 2014

Our Rainbow Community has done it again: we’ve pulled off another spectacular production of Imagine! From preschool through Omega, students performed skits, songs and lessons all wrapped up in a greater exploration of the outer self. This year’s Imagine performance complemented last year’s production that looked inward. Each grade performed […]

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