The Community School

Tel: (208)622-3955
Grades: K-12 | 304 students
Nestled among five mountain ranges in the heart of the Wood River Valley, The Community School is a small, independent Kindergarten through twelfth grade college preparatory school committed to engendering a sense of community within an intellectually challenging and supportive atmosphere.
Our mission is to engage students of diverse talents in an intellectually challenging and supportive school culture.
We endeavor to foster in our students self-confidence, integrity, responsibility to their community and environment, and a life-long passion for learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 304 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade The Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 23 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Katie Robins

School Notes:

  • • 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.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Sage School (12.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pioneer Montessori School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pioneer Montessori School (1.3 miles away)
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  • Ketchum
    Pioneer Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6
    1.3 miles
    Po Box 1809
    Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Hailey
    Grades: 6-12 | 40 students
    12.4 miles
    Po Box 30
    Hailey, ID 83333
  • Bellevue
    The Mountain School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: KG-2 | 30 students
    16.8 miles
    100 Mustang Ln
    Bellevue, ID 83313
  • Arco
    Wisdom Ranch School
    All-boys  | Alternative School
    Grades: 10-12 | 17 students
    52.2 miles
    Po Box 166
    Arco, ID 83213
  • Arco
    Grades: PK-12 | 30 students
    52.9 miles
    630 N Front St
    Arco, ID 83213

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