The Community School

308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Tel: (404)308-8548
  • The Community School is designed for students in junior high and high school (ages 12-18 years old), as well as young adults in transition, who have had difficulty keeping pace in traditional academic settings, and who need more emphasis on social-emotional development, communication and relationship skills, and contextual, experiential learning.
  • This program offers a nurturing and highly interactive learning environment built around experiences of strong personal interest.
  • We are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, enabling students who are ready to work towards a high school diploma to do so.
  • Students' profiles may include a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder, including Asperger Syndrome and PDD, or nonverbal learning disability.
  • Many students struggle with managing their feelings frustration, anger, anxiety, obsessive thinking) and with having successful relationships.
  • They may have become depressed and despondent in other schools and feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and withdrawal when they first join us.
  • The Community School also has an emerging program for young adults in transition, providing job and/or college support, social development, and a place in a learning community.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Georgia Accrediting Commission
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 7 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 2 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,600
Tuition Notes School accepts sb-10 scholarships
Admissions Director Tara Gilbert
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The average private school tuition in Dekalb County, GA is $6,816 for elementary schools and $20,513 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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