Founded in 1971, Community School is an independent, non-profit institution. We provide education of the highest quality for children of all racial, cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds.
Community School provides a program that is unique in the Roanoke Valley and a rarity statewide, a haven for those who value experiential education over standardized test results. Our school nurtures children's individual learning styles and fosters creative and analytical thinking. Our students develop personal responsibility for their education and a passion for learning.
Small, multi-age classes create flexible classroom environments that promote individual achievement and student collaboration. We integrate the arts, Spanish, and technology throughout the curriculum.
Our success lies in our emphasis on students’ involvement in their own education. Community School moves students from being passive recipients to active participants in their pursuit of skill and knowledge. Research proves that this is how children learn best.