Grades: PK-12 | 355 students
Nestled among five mountain ranges in the heart of Sun Valley, Idaho, Community School is a small, independent Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade day and boarding school committed to engendering a sense of community within an intellectually challenging and supportive atmosphere.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||355 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 12%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 24 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$28,000|
|% on Financial Aid||
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Katie Robins|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Basketball,
Cross Country, Figure Skating,
Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey,
Kayaking, Mountain Biking,
Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing,
- A strong academic college preparatory program and a developmentally appropriate curriculum from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The expectation that all students will take advantage of opportunities to contribute to, and benefit from, an integrated program that includes Outdoor Education, Community Service, Fine and Performing Arts, and Athletics. A committed faculty and staff that develops close, caring relationships with students. An educational environment that embraces a variety of learning and teaching styles and respects individual differences. A school culture in which it is safe to take intellectual risks and which encourages independent thinking, creativity, ethical decision-making, and respect for others. An active school community comprised of students, their parents, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees; all of whom are valued contributors to enriching and enhancing the life of the school.
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