The Community School

308 Clairemont Avenue,
Decatur, GA, 30030
     Tel: (404)308-8548
Grades: 7 - 12 | 16 students
The Community School is designed for students in junior high and high school (ages 12-18 years old), as well as young adults in transition, who have had difficulty keeping pace in traditional academic settings, and who need more emphasis on social-emotional development, communication and relationship skills, and contextual, experiential learning.
This program offers a nurturing and highly interactive learning environment built around experiences of strong personal interest.
We are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, enabling students who are ready to work towards a high school diploma to do so.
Students' profiles may include a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder, including Asperger Syndrome and PDD, or nonverbal learning disability.
Many students struggle with managing their feelings frustration, anger, anxiety, obsessive thinking) and with having successful relationships.
They may have become depressed and despondent in other schools and feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and withdrawal when they first join us.
The Community School also has an emerging program for young adults in transition, providing job and/or college support, social development, and a place in a learning community.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 16 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Community School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $28,600
Admissions Director Tara Gilbert

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Academe Of The Oaks (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Decatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Decatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries (0.3 miles away)
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  • DecaturDecatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    300 E Ponce De Leon Avenue
    DecaturGA30030
    (404)377-5784
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    0.3 mi | 18 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • DecaturDecatur Presbyterian Children''s Community
    Daycare / Preschool  (Presbyterian)
    205 Sycamore St
    DecaturGA30030
    (404)378-1770
    Daycare / Preschool  (Presbyterian)
    0.3 mi | 14 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • DecaturSt. Thomas More School
      (Roman Catholic)
    630 W Ponce De Leon Ave
    DecaturGA30030
    (404)373-8456
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.7 mi | 485 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • DecaturAcademe Of The Oaks
    Special Program Emphasis
    146 New St
    DecaturGA30030
    (404)405-2173
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.8 mi | 80 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • DecaturDecatur Montessori
    Montessori School
    1429 Church Street
    DecaturGA30030
    (404)370-0620
    Montessori School
    0.9 mi | 15 students | Gr. PK-NS                      

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