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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 24 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
355 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 24 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katie Robins

Sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Community School cost?

Community School's tuition is approximately $28,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Community School?

The acceptance rate of Community School is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 90%.

What sports does Community School offer?

Community School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. Community School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for most sports offered.

What is Community School's ranking?

Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Idaho for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.

When is the application deadline for Community School?

The application deadline for Community School is Feb. 24 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 24 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ID School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 24 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Idaho is $8,309 for elementary schools and $7,753 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).

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