• Welcome to TLC School

    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.

Admissions

Want TLC School to be a part of your child’s educational journey?

Curriculum

TLC’s mission is to create an environment where children enjoy learning and where the educational needs of the whole child are met. TLC achieves this by providing hands on, experiential academics in combination with outdoor education, artistic expression, service learning and TEAM, our conflict-resolution model.

Our Community

As our name suggests, we are a true learning community!

Best Selves

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.

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation

Creating community through gratitude

Students, staff, parents, and community members make a practice of sharing words of appreciation with each other. These are shared in weekly Wednesday notes, during morning meetings, at the start of Board meetings, at quarterly birthday celebrations, at graduation, and more.

TEAM

How we want to be in community with each other.

Talk It Out

Everyone Counts

Appreciate Not Putdowns

Make it Fair

DEI

Decolonization, Equity, and Inclusion – our ongoing work together, committed to equality for all.

Meet Our Staff

TLC Staff folks are dedicated to creating an authentic learning environment for all students and families.

Summer Camps

We offer nature-based summer camps for all area Asheville kiddos, as well as Summer Academy, an academically focused camp for students to gain needed skills during the summer break.

Transportation to/from Asheville

The Learning Community School provides safe, reliable transportation for children to and from downtown Asheville daily making pick-ups and drop-offs easier for parents who live and work in Asheville.

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General Events

Dates to Remember

Aug 25, 2022
First Day of School

A Community Striving For

Personal Growth

Talk it out

Everyone counts

Appreciations, not putdowns

Make it fair

Fostering A Culture Of

Appreciation

  • 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!

    -Finnen

  • 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

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

    – Kiersten

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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

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