The Learning Community School l Asheville, NC l 828.686.3080

Social Studies

Social studies at TLC is hands-on, experiential, and arts-integrated. The values of TEAM are emphasized through the connections students make while studying history and the world around them. Geography, civics, inclusion and diversity, and social justice are woven into the curriculum at each grade level. TLC’s social studies curriculum in the early grades follows a progression from community to the larger world. In upper elementary, students focus on civics, American history, world cultures, and N.C. history. In middle school, students study a modern history of the United States and Civics, global studies, human rights, and social justice movements. Middle schoolers analyze history through a critical lens and from multiple perspectives, fostering a mindset of compassion and empowering students to effect change through advocacy and activism.

K and 1st Grades Social Studies
2nd and 3rd Grades Social Studies
4th and 5th Grades Social Studies
Middle School Global Studies

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

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


  • 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



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1220 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778