Community High School

Community High School is a small, secular independent college preparatory high school grounded in the liberal arts, founded with a commitment to seminar based classes, and located in Roanoke's city center.
Our mission is to foster creative and independent problem solvers with diverse backgrounds and abilities into scientifically and culturally literate, globally conscious, locally engaged citizens.
Since the 2022-23 school year, Community High School has been tuition-free for families making under $60,000 a year. This is a permanent move that is funded by donations.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 67 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Community High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
67 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Community High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
82%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1168
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Since the 2022-23 school year, Community High School has been tuition-free for families making under $60,000 a year.
% on Financial Aid
64%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
https://communityhigh.net/campus-life/student-clubs/

School Notes

  • Community High School is a small, secular, independent school located in downtown Roanoke. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking in preparation for a rigorous liberal arts education. Classes operate in a college-seminar based format and are taught by a highly andwidely qualified faculty committed to the progressive tradition. The downtown campus allows our students direct access to many of Roanoke`s cultural institutions. Our students come from backgrounds diverse by faith, ethnicity, interest and economic position-we have never lost a student to financial need-and are committed to becoming responsible, culturally literate, globally conscious, and locally engaged citizens.
  • Our Missionis to develop creative and independent problem solvers with diverse backgrounds and abilities who will be scientifically and culturally literate, globally conscious, locally engaged citizens.
  • Since the 2022-23 school year, Community High School has been tuition-free for families making under $60,000 a year. This is a permanent move that is funded by donations.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Community High School cost?
Community High School's tuition is approximately $6,500 for private students.
What is Community High School's ranking?
Community High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Community High School?
The application deadline for Community High School is Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Apr. 1 / May. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 67 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,500
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,943 for elementary schools and $17,999 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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