The Learning Community School

Tel: (828)686-3080
Grades: K-8 | 74 students
The Learning Community School provides an outstanding education for Kindergarten through eighth grade students.
The unique needs of each child are met through experiential learning, visual and performing arts, outdoor education, service, and challenging academics paired with an emphasis on social and emotional intelligences.
We create community with multi-age classrooms, a team-building curriculum, all-school activities, and parent involvement that are integrated throughout each school day.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 74 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Learning Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,300
Tuition Notes Tuition varies based on grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Admissions Director Holly Baumgartner


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Flag Football, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballClimbing,
DanceFlag Football,
Rock ClimbingSnowboarding,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. National Junior Beta Club, art club, chess, cross-stitching, guitar, knitting, recorder club, rock climbing club, school musical, science fair, theater, xylophone, yoga art club, chess, guitar, knitting, recorder club, school musical, science fair, theater, xylophone, yoga, National Junior Beta Club,
rock climbing club,

School Notes:

  • TLC is an innovative, private school serving Asheville, NC and the surrounding area. Students enjoy a child-centered, hands-on education that incorporates outdoor education and service learning.

Profile last updated: 02/03/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Fletcher Academy (9.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Captain Gilmer School (9.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Asheville Christian Academy (12.4 miles away)
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  • Fletcher
    Captain Gilmer School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: KG-8 | 102 students
    9.8 miles
    Po Box 5338
    Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Fletcher
    Fletcher Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 9-12 | 158 students
    9.8 miles
    185 Academy Dr
    Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Black Mountain
    Grades: K-6 | 33 students
    10.3 miles
    130 Center Ave
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Marion
    Grades: KG-12 | 120 students
    11.6 miles
    Po Box 1085
    Marion, NC 28752
  • Swannanoa
    Grades: 3-12 | 10 students
    11.8 miles
    Po Box 969
    Swannanoa, NC 28778

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