The Learning Community School

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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students83 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Learning Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Must be able to safely and comfortably engage in a wide variety of outdoor activities)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on classroom: K-1 = $10,388, 2/3 = $10,759, 4/5 = $11,109, 6/7/8 = $11,659
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorHolly Baumgartner
Admissions AssociateRobin Jacobs

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.science fair, theater

Club or Organization:
Geography Bee

Arts and Music Programs:
bucket drumming, school musical, Ukulele

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.

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