Rainbow Community School
- Our Mission: We develop accomplished, confident, creative learners who are prepared to be compassionate leaders to building a socially just, spiritually connected, and environmentally sustainable world.
- Our Method: We provide an engaging, nurturing learning environment to educate the whole child using the seven domains. We inspire academic excellence with a program in harmony with the stages of child development. We model within our community the kind of world in which we aspire to live.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other school association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||210 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 16%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||20 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Preschool: 2 days a week: $4,870/year 3 days a week: $7,250/year 5 days a week: $9,730/yearKindergarten: $10,430/year 1st Grade: $10,740/year 2nd Grade: $10,980/year 3rd Grade: $10|
|Admissions Director||Sheila Mraz|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketball, Flag Football,|
Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||2 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Boffer Games, The America Adventure Service Corps
Rainbow Community School is proud to offer a private, independent and alternative educational program for preschool through middle school-aged children that draws from the best in current educational thinking and holistic models of child development. We are recognized nationally as a leader in contemplative and mindfulness education.
The Seven Domains: Our progressive program supports the development of the whole child in seven domains: mental, spiritual, emotional, moral/social, physical, natural, and creative. We do this by engaging children`s native intelligences and exposing them to other intelligences through collaborative projects. To ensure learning is a lifelong process, we help children master essential learning skills that encourage self-directed exploration.Traditional educational models rely heavily on standardized testing and rote memorization, often dampening children`s natural love for learning. Our child-centered curriculum is designed to inspire curiosity through experiential thematic units of study. We use assessment rubrics and goal setting to encourage children to reflect on and take responsibility for shaping their own educational journey.
Our integrated program covers:
- Language arts
- Social studies
- Peace studies
- Service learning
- Computer literacy
- Physical education
- Character development
- Environmental education
- Global Initiatives
Of course, the best way to experience Rainbow Community School is first-hand. We encourage you to make an appointment to tour our campus and discover the magic of learning.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Black Mountain Grades: K-8 | 77 students
PO Box 1143
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828)686-3080 15.2 K-8
We love the nurturing, creative, and academically rigorous environment provided at Rainbow. We have two kids who have been at Rainbow for 4 years and have been continually pleased with the level of professionalism from the teachers and administration. Our children are honored for who they naturally are and challenged in areas of potential growth. The holistic approach with a thematic and integrated curriculum is an amazing way to educate children and one that truly develops the whole child. We feel blessed to send our children to Rainbow!
- Posted by Parent - sheil