1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Our location allows students to enjoy a wide range of mountain activities that span four seasons. Students participate in alpine, cross-country, and backcountry skiing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, figure skating, hockey, and more.
Outstanding academics, close teacher and student relationships, and a distinctive educational experience prepare our graduates to lead impactful, purposeful lives.
Within the framework of a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, we encourage students to pursue their personal interests and passions with conviction.
The Outdoor Leadership Academy develops authentic leadership skills applicable from the backcountry to the board room. Students earn outdoor certifications and master outdoor skills while fostering a love for wild places.
Alpine, cross country, park and pipe, mogul skiers, and snowboarders from around the nation and world have come to Community School to join the Sun Valley Ski Academy program.
Whether singing, acting, painting, drawing, or playing an instrument, our Creative Arts Academy allows students to realize their potential as artists and performers.
Community School graduates attend some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. By the time students graduate, they know themselves both as students and as people.
- Community School is an independent pre-K-12 boarding and day school located on three campuses totalling 40 acres in iconic Sun Valley, Idaho.
- Community School combines an outstanding academic program with an extensive outdoor program, taking advantage of the five mountain ranges that make up our backyard.
- Our highly personalized approach to college counseling ensures that students are accepted to the best colleges and universities; More importantly, graduates find the ideal fit for the next step of their journey.
- Our Outdoor Leadership Academy, Creative Arts Academy, and Sun Valley Ski Academy provide the classroom support and flexibility for our students to be able to pursue their outdoor, winter sport, and artistic ambitions at the highest level.
- Sun Valley is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and brimming with culture and the arts; Residents live for adventure and enjoy a balanced lifestyle in this small, supportive and exciting mountain town.
|Definition of Terms |
2017 School Data
|Community School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||9-12||9-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||Pre-K-12||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||40 acres||105 acres|
|Enrollment||390 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1794||* National Avg. »View|
|Average ACT score||26||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||13 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:8||1:7|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$8 million||$17 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$13,000||$22,410|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Feb. 25 / Aug. 1 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Director of Admissions||Katie Robins|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||18||14|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball|
- From our campus to the wilderness, Community School`s mission is to inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.
- Upper School students spend 18 days per year on average in the field, all over the Western Region, with our renowned Outdoor Program.
- LD types supported: Executive Function, Slow-Processing
- School accreditations: TABS, NWAIS, NAIS
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- Grades: 9-12 | 400 students 1725 miles88 Bronte College Court
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5B1M9
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