Social and Emotional Learning
Omega Middle School is a holistic private school based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Omega Middle School consists of grades 6-8 as part of Rainbow Community School. We have a unique educational model that develops the whole child.
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 a rigorous individualized curriculum, ample opportunities for self-expression, and loving relationships within a resilient community. Welcome to education at its best.
We’d love for you to come visit our school and see for yourself our holistic educational model in action.
Heart of the Matter - Community Resource This the third in a series for Heart of the Matter based on our board Ends Policies. Ends Policies are written by the Board as the guiding light for our school. They point the way toward who we want to be and where we want to...
Newton's Laws of Motion We stepped into sixth grade recently to find them learning about Newton's Laws of Motion. But it wasn't just any science class. The Kitsune created flipbooks to illustrate their understanding of these universal laws. The first law of motion is...
Kaleidoscope January, 2019 From the age of six to fourteen I took violin lessons but had no luck with my teachers, for whom music did not transcend mechanical practicing. I really began to learn only after I had fallen in love with Mozart’s sonatas. The attempt to...
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Location: 574 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Telephone: (828) 258-9264
School Office Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
We have a great summer lineup for 2019. Camps for rising 5th graders through 8th grade are open! From Fierce Flix to Peaceful Warrior camps, students can find a wide variety of different camps that reflect our Rainbow and Omega learning models.
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.
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Feedback from Omega and Rainbow families.
“We moved to Asheville from Florida because of Rainbow Mountain School. We knew it was the best fit for our child’s growth mentally and spiritually, and the school provided so much peace of mind as we made the transition 9 years ago.”
We chose Rainbow for our two sons because we wanted a nurturing academic environment that also viewed the child as a citizen of the world. Rainbow’s teachers are fantastic! They are empathetic, informed, and they work hard to recognize a child’s learning style and personalize the teaching forum.Anna Skinner
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