As our name suggests, we are a learning community. Use the drop-down menu under the "Our Community" link to stay up-to-date with what is happening around school and in our classrooms!
The Learning Community School engages all community members in strong academics and the arts through dynamic teaching and transformative experiences in a supportive outdoor learning environment.
When she was very young, we worked hard to homeschool our child. But after she turned 7, we realized that -- while our child definitely loved learning -- we didn't have the time or skills to keep up with her curriculum-based needs. A year at a less-excellent school almost killed that love of learning, and it proved that she needed a more thoughtful educational environment, an environment where she would be challenged to develop academically, socially, and emotionally. We hoped for a school where she could be assessed and appropriately tasked for HER growth, so that her weaknesses could become skills. This all seemed impossible. Thankfully, it wasn’t impossible at all…it was right down the street in Black Mountain. TLC has been the best educational decision for our child, hands down. We are thankful for the individual attention, for the specific goal setting and attendant growth arising from it. We are thankful for the community of active seekers raising thoughtful challenge-loving kids. We are thankful that her teachers are doing the hard curriculum work of preparing her for advanced academic rigors. We are thankful that she is able to spend her early adolescence in a place where it is safe to be irony-free…to be a child discovering the world.
-Chris Craig, Attorney
I feel so grateful for this school. My kids come home happy each day!
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!
I would like to appreciate Mitzi for her calm, sweet, peaceful, and patient way in the K/1 classroom. She is the best!