Boarding Program


Boarding school is different here. Our residential students are a community of committed student-athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and intrepid travelers who choose to make their home at 5,853 feet in the unparalleled mountain-town setting of Sun Valley, Idaho.

From their home at Community School’s Rufus M. Brown Hall, they challenge themselves academically, pursue athletic passions, and make the most of the unparalleled setting. As a community, our students prioritize trust, respect, honesty, responsibility, teamwork, and healthy living.


  • Broaden your perspective, as you connect with students from across the country and around the world;
  • Challenge yourself academically, through an engaging and rigorous college-preparatory curriculum;
  • Explore the mountains, forests, and rivers of Idaho and the Intermountain West through our renowned Outdoor Program;
  • Enjoy an exceptional residential facility, complete with amenities that include a 3,200 sq.-foot Athletes’ Training Center, spacious and comfortable dormitory suites, and comfortable lounge and study areas—all within a short drive to world-class skiing and a vibrant mountain town.

Our Backyard

Being a part of the boarding program at Community School was one of the most impactful experiences in my life thus far. I am positive that the memories, friendships, and life skills that I acquired while living in the dorm will last me a lifetime. Being surrounded by such fun and positive energy helps inspire me to be my best self, and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the last two years of my high school career.

Ruby Marden '16, St. Lawrence Class of 2021