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.
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...
Kaleidoscope, October 2018 I wrote this Kaleidoscope before we had another national tragedy occur: The Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. It is with a broken heart that I add this “introduction” to Kaleidoscope. Collaborative for Spirituality in Education As I write, I...
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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