Founded in 1973 to provide students in the Wood River Valley with a quality independent education, Community School offers a pre-k through twelfth grade curriculum that combines rigorous academics, fine and performing arts, athletics, community service, and outdoor education.
Community School emphasizes excellence in academics, preparing students for placement in outstanding colleges and universities. Besides readying students for college, we prepare them for living meaningful, purposeful lives. Our culture encourages creativity, ethical decision-making, respect for others and service to the community.
Nestled amidst five mountain ranges in the heart of Sun Valley, Idaho, our school boasts one of the most beautiful and extraordinary campus settings in the country. Our classrooms include rivers, forests and mountains, and our unique Outdoor Program teaches students leadership, confidence and self-reliance.
Community School excels in providing Fine and Performing Arts opportunities. Whether it's singing, acting, painting, sculpture or more cutting edge media presentation, we offer outlets for all creative impulses. We also seek partnerships with the Sun Valley arts community to provide rich and varied experiences.
Our students compete in a broad range of sports, including soccer, volleyball, track & field, basketball, tennis and golf. Further, our location provides snow-sport athletes access to world-class training facilities and coaching. We encourage students in their athletic endeavors outside of school, from skiers, snowboarders and skaters to competitive equestrians, gymnasts and swimmers.
We actively foster ongoing relationships with local non-profit organizations, and make community service part of our school culture. Many seniors choose to complete their final-year projects volunteering with service organizations throughout the world.