Community School

1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Tel: 208-622-3955
  • 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 SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19731910
Campus Size40 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment390 students300 students
% Students of Color
4%
20%
% International Students
4%
20%
% Students Boarding
15%
66%
Average SAT Score1794* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
67%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$8 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$47,000$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,000$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
22%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$13,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 25 / Aug. 1 / rollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
85%
57%
Director of AdmissionsKatie Robins
Jonna Mendes

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsAlpine 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

School Notes

  • 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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