Social and Emotional Learning
Omega Middle School is a holistic private school based in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Seven Domains approach in Omega Middle School teaches to the whole student, thereby facilitating their unique cognitive, emotional, and spiritual transformation from childhood into young adulthood. These courageous and compassionate young changemakers aspire to live in a world that is spiritually connected, environmentally sustainable, and socially just. We meet this quest with rigorous individualized curriculum, ample opportunities for self-expression, and loving relationships within a resilient community. Welcome to education at its best.
Jason Pilla Cannoncro
7/8 Science and History Teacher
Director of Equity
Omega Science and Math Teacher
6th Grade Teacher
7/8 Language Arts and Math teacher
Creative Coordinator and Sixth Grade Assistant Teacher
National and regional recognitions.
Not only were Omega students’ levels of development higher on average for their age than any school Lectica had tested, but their level of coherence was higher than they had ever seen. Coherence is the ability to connect thoughts intelligently and develop a persuasive argument. Additionally, Dr. Theo Dawson said our students have incredible “perspectival” abilities to take the perspective of others — empathy, essentially.
We never thought it would be feasible to have quantitative data that shows the true value of a Rainbow education, since what we do is very sophisticated. Sure, Rainbow students score very well on traditional standardized tests, like the SAT10, but those tests only show a small sliver of rote skill attainment, without showing complexity of thinking or affective skill development. Read more.
Feedback from Omega and Rainbow families.
My child has been at Rainbow since pre-school. Now that we are facing graduation and the end of this amazing Rainbow chapter, we reflect back on these 11 years with so much gratitude for all that they have provided us. My child, and her whole graduating class, are inspired, bright, centered, and happy teens. They are bonded like a family, and that is what we have felt about Rainbow – it has become our family. The teachers are world class and give above and beyond to truly and deeply understand the kids. I honestly believe that it is one of the best schools in the country!Molly Irani
My rising 6th grade daughter has attended Rainbow Community School since 3rd grade and loves it. At the end of each year she declares, “This was the best school year ever.” The middle school years can be a difficult time for children, but by using the 7 Domains, Rainbow’s whole child approach to learning, each student feels understood, challenged, and inspired to do their best work. I’m confident that she’ll feel this year has been the best year ever………..again.Cheryl Dalton
My son has been at Rainbow since preschool, and is graduating 8th grade tomorrow. The moment we walked in the door for preschool orientation, our family became a part of the greater school family. Since then, we have strengthened those bonds through countless gatherings and by volunteering at school events. Over the years the teachers at Rainbow have encouraged and inspired my son by their own passion for life-long learning. Their well thought out lessons are aimed at teaching the whole child, and my son has blossomed from that approach. The community at Rainbow Community School has loved my son into the amazing young man with limitless potential he is today, and I will be forever grateful for that.Maria Baker