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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Rainbow Community School's main office is open over the summer. We are developing our approach to the 20-21 school year with our mission at the heart. We will be updating with more specific information as it comes available, in alignment with CDC and NC State guidelines. We are in the process of determining opening plans for the 20-21 school year. Learn More

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,995
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid
$6,900
From Rainbow Community School

Rainbow Community School is a private, independent and alternative school for preschool through 8th grade. Our curriculum draws from the best in current educational practices and holistic models of child development. We are recognized nationally as a leader in contemplative and mindfulness education using our Seven Domains model.

Holistic Learning at Rainbow Community School

Rainbow uses the Seven Domains model to teach to the "whole child." Each unit plan throughout PreK - 8th grade incorporates elements of the natural, physical, social, emotional, creative, mental and spiritual domains.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
208
Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
21
Part-Time Teachers
5

Students

Students
208
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Student Diversity
  • White
    51.4%
  • African American
    13%
  • Unknown
    13%
  • Multiracial
    11.5%
  • Asian
    5.8%
  • Hispanic
    4.8%
  • Native American
    0.5%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$13,380
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $47,803
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,001
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $242,500
    National
    $184,700

    Rainbow Community School Reviews

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    I am fortunate to have both of my children attend this incredible school. As soon as you step on campus you feel you are in a special place. The teachers are truly engaged with each child. Our family loves that Rainbow helps the whole child develop- emotionally, physically, artistically and academically. I fully recommend taking a tour of this exceptional school!
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    I feel absolutely blessed to part of this incredible community. This is much more than just an high quality school for kids that supports the development of the whole child. It is also a strong, caring, compassionate, and loving community. What a gift!
    The environment they’re cultivated on campus is fun, interesting, and welcoming. The 7 domains model is amazing and super inspiring!
    I wish everyone had access to “education” like this - it’s so much more than traditional education!
    Everyone from the Board to the preschoolers is immersed in a community that focuses on spiritual principles, connection to each other, to self, and to nature, intellectual rigor, emotional intelligence, exploration, integrity, belonging, service... the list goes on and on.
    I’m so grateful every time I’m on campus or even just getting a Rainbow email!!