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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Heart of the Matter: All for One! One for All!

Think back to when your inner voice first knew that you were going to send your child to Rainbow.  While I am sure you did your due diligence – researching many schools, making sure the academic program was rigorous, making sure the teachers were highly qualified, and the campus safe […]

Check presentation

At Rainbow, we put Children First

Last week, we presented Children First with a check for $846, which was 25% of the fall Harvest Hoedown profit.  Did you know that every class does a service project for Children First?  First grade did a pajama drive and donated 67 pairs of pajamas to kindergartners and Emma Elementary. […]

Zoe and Bella

Congratulations, Scholars!

Seven of our graduating 8th grade Rainbow students applied to Carolina Day School for upper school, and seven were accepted. Some of those fine students also applied for and won awards.  Carolina Day has chosen Bella Sleeper for a Merit Award Scholarship.  Zoe Eshan was awarded the prestigious Highlander Scholarship – […]


Educating the Innovation Generation

Why create innovators? Rainbow’s mission statement ends by saying we are developing students who will be “leaders in building a more compassionate and environmentally sustainable world.”  Anyone enrolling their child at Rainbow must resonate with the urgency of this goal.  One would have to have blinders on to ignore the […]


What Discourages Innovation? Educating the Innovation Generation III

In the first of this three part series, we defined innovation as creative problem solving that is useful. We gained perspective on the new generation of students, and learned that innovation will be required of 21st Century students entering the work force.


Invisible and Untouchable

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” -Buckminster Fuller. Thanks, David Novak, for visiting Rainbow today (seen here with Nitarra, one of the fabulous 8th grade scholars). David, who is a Buckminster Fuller expert (and plays Bucky in plays around the world), centered with the 7/8th grade […]

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