Founded in 1989, The Community School worked for 30 years as a private, non-sectarian, co-educational day school serving students in grades 6 to 12, fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
As of June 2020, we will no longer be offering a day school. We are taking time to hone our integrated curriculum to focus solely on the critical 21st Century learning foci: climate resilience and social justice, and will reopen in September 2021 as a semester school boarding program for juniors, seniors, and gap-year students.
Please check back regularly for updates on our game-changing new program.
- learning is a joyful and rigorous pursuit.
- by interacting with people and places, we develop a sense of responsibility and caring.
- when we discover our aptitude and interests — and find them valued by others — we become eager learners.
- we should be proud to use our bodies to do hard work. There is great satisfaction in sharing in labor for the sake of a common need.
- cooperation and collaboration are essential to a sustainable society.
- true learning calls on our mind, heart, and body.
- we are all capable of creating something beautiful, responsive, and real.
Our learning environment will offer…
- an experiential program which incorporates college preparatory core literacies with development of critical skills and dispositions
- a tight focus on climate resilience and social justice, integrating subject areas into comprehensive projects
- each student the opportunity to create an independent project to address climate change and social justice in their home town/neighborhood
- individualized support in the college application process (fall semester only for seniors and gap-year students)
- a proven track record of 100% college acceptance to first-choice schools
The Community School is not a therapeutic setting and does not offer formal Special Education or counseling services. We do not have certified special educators on staff. While this is the case, we find that motivated students who suffer from anxiety, have minor learning disabilities, mild to moderate ADHD or Asperger’s can do very well in our nurturing environment, even without specialized services.
The Community School admits students and hires employees without consideration of ethnicity, religion, nation of origin, gender identity, disability, or age. It does not discriminate in administration of its educational or hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered offerings.
The Community School • 1164 Bunker Hill Road • South Tamworth, NH 03883 (603) 323-7000 • fax (603) 323-8240 firstname.lastname@example.org