- Since 1971, Community School has been a leader in progressive education in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
- Serving children from age 3 through middle school, we provide education of the highest quality for children of all racial, cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds.
- Our school nurtures children's individual learning styles and fosters creative and analytical thinking.
- Our students develop personal responsibility for their education and a passion for learning.
- Small, multi-age classes create flexible classroom environments that promote individual achievement and student collaboration.
- We integrate the arts, Spanish, and technology throughout the curriculum.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association for the Education of Young Children|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||148 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||21 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Varies by level. Please visit website for details.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Victoria Coogan|
|Total Sports Offered||1 sports|
|Sports||Cross CountryCross Country|
- Community School is a secular, independent school serving students ages three through fourteen for almost 50 years. Our school is the recipient of a national Best Practices Honoree award from the American Psychological Association.
- We use an experiential approach: students learn by doing and acquire the skills to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.
- We value the whole child and seek to develop each student's individual gifts while encouraging self-reliance, critical thinking and creativity. We respect the social, emotional, physical and intellectural needs of each child.
- Community School enjoys longstanding partnerships with its sister institution Community High School and with Hollins University.
- Our students benefit from studying Spanish, music, drama, visual art, and technology. They enjoy frequent off-campus and outdoor learning opportunities.
- Our students have participated in an international exchange program with a private school in Bolivia for over 20 years.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Roanoke Grades: NS-12 | 497 students
4254 Colonial Avenue Sw
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540)989-6641 9.2 NS-12
- Salem Grades: PK-3 | 64 students
2040 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA 24153
(540)989-3096 7.4 PK-3
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