Welcome to

The Learning Community

Equity and Inclusion at TLC:

We re-dedicate ourselves to the anti-racist movement and vow to stay vigilant as we dive deeper, engage, and step up to take greater action against systemic racism. We acknowledge that anti-racism work is an ongoing personal and professional examination. Over the years, we have strived to improve our efforts with diversity, equity, and inclusion but these efforts were not enough – we must strive to do better. We will grow. We will learn. We will be vulnerable. We will get back up after making mistakes. We will walk the talk. We will stand up for racial justice. We will reflect on the existence of systemic and institutional racism previously unseen in order to build and nurture authentic cross-racial relationships.

Mattering is the minimum; Black lives are loved and valued. We will continue to refine our methods and seek materials for delivering a diverse and honest education with a focus on Black history and all underserved, oppressed, and ignored perspectives. We will strive to be reflective practitioners—looking at our pedagogy and curriculum through a critical lens as we do this work to evolve as a community of learners. Let us always remember through our efforts and missteps that we belong to each other.

– The TLC Staff 

Inspiring Children To Become Their

Best Selves

The Learning Community School provides an outstanding education for kindergarten through eighth grade students. The unique needs of each child are met through experiential learning, visual and performing arts, outdoor education, service, and challenging academics paired with an emphasis on social and emotional intelligence. We create community with multi-age classrooms, a team-building curriculum that is integrated throughout each school day, all-school activities, and parent involvement.

Mission Statement

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.

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A Community Striving For

Personal Growth

Talk it out

Everyone counts

Appreciations, not putdowns

Make it fair

Fostering A Culture Of


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

    – Alexandra

  • 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!

    – Kiersten

  • 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



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