Community School

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  • Nestled among five mountain ranges in the heart of Sun Valley, Idaho, Community School is a small, independent Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade day and boarding school committed to engendering a sense of community within an intellectually challenging and supportive atmosphere.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students355 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 13%
Students by GradeCommunity School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 24 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,000
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKatie Robins

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryFigure Skating,
Freestyle SkiingIce Hockey,
KayakingMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

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.

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The average private school tuition in Idaho is $5,369 for elementary schools and $6,705 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Idaho is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).