Tuition and Fees

Omega Middle School

Tuition & fees

Omega Middle School Tuition & Fees information for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

If you have any questions, please email sheila.mraz@rainbowlearning.org or call the school at (828)258-9264.

base tuition

6th Grade:                  $13,680/year
7th Grade:                 $14,720/year
8th Grade:                 $14,995/year

Please note: in order to keep tuition costs lower, there is an annual campaign to help cover the gap costs that tuition does not cover.

Annual Fees

Enrollment fee: $300

Annual Volunteer Investment:
As a true community school, there is a culture of volunteerism. K-8 families are asked to volunteer 30 hours a year, or 15 hours each half year (July-December, January-June). Preschool families are asked to volunteer 20 hours a year, or 10 hours each half year.

Each K-8 family will be billed $150 per half year, minus $10/hour for volunteer work completed. Each preschool family will be billed $100 per half year, minus $10/hour for volunteer work completed.

One-Time-Only Fees


Application Fee: $75 per student
A complete application and non-refundable $75 fee are required for all prospective RCS students.

Applications are accepted year-round, however, openings are generally announced in mid-April. Early applications are strongly recommended.

Unfulfilled applications are rolled forward to the next grade level.

New Family Entry Fee:
$625 This is a one-time, non-refundable fee that is due with your enrollment contract.

Base Tuition Payments

Preschool: Tuition is paid in ten installments, beginning August 1, 2019, through May 1, 2020.

Families who elect to pay their balance in full by August 1, 2019 are eligible for a 2% tuition discount.

K-8th: Tuition is paid in twelve installments, invoiced monthly May 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020.

Families who elect to pay their balance in full by July 1, 2019 are eligible for a 2% tuition discount.

Voluntary Equitable Tuition (VET) Payments (Tax-deductible)

This is an addendum to your tuition contract that supports higher teacher salaries and the financial aid program which helps to fund those who otherwise would not be able to attend RCS. Click here for full information and FAQ’s about Voluntary Equitable Tuition.

  • Tax deductible
  • Participation is voluntary
  • Monthly payments billed along with your base tuition payments

Tuition Assistance

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available for families with demonstrated need who would not otherwise be able to send their child to RCS.
We are an affirmative action school. One of the purposes of financial aid is to increase the economic diversity on campus.

Tuition assistance applications through TADS are due February 15. Awards will be announced by mid-April, so parents are encouraged to apply as early as possible. You may still apply after this date if you are a new family or have a significant change in your financial situation. Click here for financial aid.

Please contact Business Manager, Margaret Gerleve, at ext. 125 or via email at margaret.gerleve@rainbowlearning.org with financial questions.

Multiple-Child Discount

Families with two or more children enrolled at RCS receive 10% off the second child’s tuition and 15% off the third child’s tuition. Full rate is paid on the highest amount. This discount applies to tuition only and not to any fees.


Accepted for preschool tuition and before- and after-school charges. Please be advised that vouchers will not cover the full cost of preschool tuition & fees; parents must be able to pay the difference. Apply for vouchers as soon as possible by calling Buncombe County Social Services, Childcare Subsidy Unit at 828-250-5500. Information is available at the Buncombe County website.

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships

We accept North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships for Kindergarten and First Grade students and new students in other grades. For more information see www.ncseaa.edu.


Financial Aid

Omega Middle School is a diverse and inclusive educational community. Our school celebrates diversity in its many forms. For this reason, we are committed to making tuition assistance available for families in need. A portion of funds raised each year through our Annual Campaign are set aside for scholarships.

Tuition assistance requests are reviewed by a small confidential committee that operates independently of the Annual Campaign. Interested applicants can submit a financial aid application online through TADS, and obtain our in-house application from the Rainbow office.

Omega accepts Opportunity Scholarships!

Information About Financial Aid Applications for the 2018-19 School Year:

Mid-February 2019 – Financial Aid Applications Due (TADS & RCS Financial Aid Application)
Mid-April – Parents notified of Acceptance Status and Financial Aid

Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com

Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com

Omega Middle School Open House

Join us for our Omega Middle School Open House. Meet teachers, students, and see classes. Meet our alumni and see what they think about a Rainbow / Omega Middle School education.

Open House RSVP 11/12/19

Reserve your spot for the Omega Open House!
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