The Community School

Po Box 555,
Camden, ME, 04843-0484
Tel: (207)236-3000
Grades: 9 - 12 | 46 students
The Community School is Maine's oldest alternative high school.
Since 1973, we have worked with students from all over Maine as well as other states.
The Community School has two programs: a small Residential program in Camden, and Passages, a program for preganant and parenting teens, which serves Knox, Waldo and parts of Lincoln Counties.
In the Residential program, 8 students live at the school for a six-month term, work, pay rent, do chores, cooking, and academics.
In the Passages Program, teachers work one on one with their students at the student’s residence.
Those who complete our programs graduate with a regular high school diploma.
Interested students can apply anytime by calling (207)236-3000 or go online at www.thecommunityschool.org.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 46 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade The Community School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition for the Residential Program and the Passages Program are based on ability to pay and both are open to all. Tuition for the Passages Program for teen parents is free.
Admissions Director Valerie Behrens, Residential Program
Admissions Associate Martha Kempe, Passages Program

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Riley School (7.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ashwood Waldorf School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pen Bay Christian School (7 miles away)
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  • Rockport Ashwood Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    180 Park St
    Rockport , ME , 04856
    (207)236-8021
    Special Program Emphasis
    2.1  mi  |  107  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Camden Children's House Montessori School
    Montessori School
    58 Elm St
    Camden , ME , 04843
    (207)236-2911
    Montessori School
    3.1  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  K-4
  • Rockland Pen Bay Christian School
    (Baptist)
    1 Waldo Avenue
    Rockland , ME , 04841
    (207)596-6460
    (Baptist)
    7  mi  |  62  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Rockport Riley School    
    Alternative School
    P.o. Box 159
    Rockport , ME , 04856
    (207)596-6405
    Alternative School
    7.6  mi  |  70  students  |  Gr.  PK-9
  • Hope South Hope Christian School
    (Christian)
    142 Main Sreet
    Hope , ME , 04847
    (207)785-4426
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    10.9  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  K-12

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