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
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students77 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Learning Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,500
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on classroom: K-1 = $9,800, 2/3 = $10,150, 4/5 = $10,500, 6/7/8 = $11,000
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Admissions DirectorHolly Baumgartner

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
guitar, school musical, xylophone

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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