Open House for 2022-23 Enrollment

Join us for our  Open House! Learn more about our unique school, meet our talented teachers, and visit our beautiful new campus. Virtual and in-person options available.



Friday, February 4, 9:15 am


1220 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778


Who should attend the Open House?

Anyone is welcome to attend! Feel free to bring your children along, too!

Who will I meet at the Open House?

You’ll have a chance to hear from our Head of School, office manager, and a selection of teachers representing the different grade levels. 

What will happen at the Open House?

You’ll get to hear teacher presentations on schoolwork and life at TLC and tour our beautiful new campus! Afterwards, there will be plenty of time to answer any questions you may have. 

Will the Open House be indoors or outdoors?

Weather permitting, the presentation portion will be outdoors. The tour portion will take us inside the school building. Please check the weather and dress appropriately! 

What will COVID precautions be during the Open House?

During the open house masks will be required for everyone whenever indoors. Masks will not be not required outdoors. 

Where should I park?

Our campus offers ample parking just next to our school building. In the event of heavy attendance, an attendant will help direct you where to go. 

Do I need to sign up for the Open House?

Please sign up in advance so that we can make sure to accommodate everyone. You can sign up by the form provided below, or by emailing

About The Learning Community School

The Learning Community School is a small independent school for grades K-8. Our vision is to foster the inherent traits of compassion, commitment, creativity, courage and curiosity within each child. 

Our mission is to create an environment where children enjoy their learning experience and where the educational needs of the whole child are addressed. We provide hands-on experiential academics in combination with outdoor education, artistic expression, and service learning.

In 2019 we moved to a new home in a beautiful historic farmhouse, nestled in the mountains between Asheville and Black Mountain among 40 acres of beautiful Western NC forest and streams. This is where our learners love spending school days roaming, playing, and learning about their natural surroundings.

Since the purchase of our own school building and land, we’ve gradually been increasing enrollment to meet the demand of the community. In the coming months we’ll be breaking ground for a dedicated Middle School building that will also house our performance art space, and plan to add a preschool option in the next few years as well. And did you know we offer transportation options? We have two dedicated school buses that run daily between Asheville and TLC.

Join us and see what makes this school community so incredible!

What TLC Has to Offer


TLC prides itself on its ability to set rigorous academic standards without overloading students with an abundance of homework or rote learning exercises. Our graduates regularly go on to take Honors and AP courses in high school.


TLC classes are filled with hands-on, inquiry-based lessons that encourage students to make discoveries.


While students engage in units of study as a class, teachers work one-on-one with students to accomplish individual learning goals. Our classrooms enjoy a 10:1 ratio.


Multi-age classrooms build confidence, mentorship, and leadership in older students.Younger students are motivated by the older students to challenge themselves.


Music, art, and theater are an integral part of the education at TLC. Our all-school musical,visual arts instruction along with STEAM, Artful Thinking, and MakerSpace projects all offer opportunities for students to think creatively.


Our curriculum for both TEAM for grades K-5 and TRIBE for 6-8 involves weekly lessons, exercises, games, and conflict mediation skills. This provides a successful mechanism for handling conflicts that might arise at school.


Our students camp, hike, and enjoy playing and learning in the woods. Lessons in primitive skills, canoeing, homesteading, and LNT camping skills are taught to all ages. Students spend a large part of each school day outside. Our new 40-acre campus has a creek, ponds, and a trail system, providing many opportunities for outdoor learning.


Through service learning, students gain an understanding and appreciation for how their actions impact the greater community outside school.


We believe it is important for students in grades K/3 to move, play, and learn in an environment free of screen-time. Starting in grade 4, we mindfully introduce students to technology, with an emphasis on digital citizenship.

A Community Striving For

Personal Growth

Talk it out

Everyone counts

Appreciations, not putdowns

Make it fair

Fostering A Culture Of


  • I would like to appreciate Mitzi for her calm, sweet, peaceful, and patient way in the K/1 classroom. She is the best!

    – Kiersten

  • I feel so grateful for this school. My kids come home happy each day!

    – Alexandra

  • We appreciate Kiersten for helping settle the K/1 classroom into their new handwashing routine each morning; John, Dan, and Meggan for helping in the morning carline; and Daisy for her office/recycling/trash support!

    -H and K

  • TLC is even more of a home this year than it used to be!




Get In Touch With

The Learning Community

We would love to hear from you. We welcome visitors to our school for tours on select Wednesday mornings at 9:00.

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1220 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778