Supporting Community School

Over 50 years ago, our founding families worked together to establish a challenging, experiential, and cooperative educational experience. From 1971 through today, our community’s generosity has sustained our mission and vision. Like all independent schools, our tuition alone doesn’t cover the full cost of a child’s education. Your support bridges the gap, continuing the legacy of Community School’s unique experiences for current and future generations.

Ways to Support Us

Annual Fund

Annual Fund sustains our day-to-day operations. It provides enrichment classes, supports our dedicated teachers, enables exciting field trips, and upholds cherished traditions like the Fall Festival. Your contribution to the Annual Fund helps us create the everyday experiences that make Community School unique, from Fall Festival through singing “The Circle Game” at Celebration.

The Next 50

Additionally, we invite you to be a part of our exciting Next 50 campaign, which funds our new building, currently under construction. This building will accommodate our middle school, enrichment classes, and administrative offices, offering a welcoming space to visitors, students, and families.

Area of Greatest Need

You have the flexibility to support both, choose one, or designate your donation to the “area of greatest need.” Your generous support for the Annual Fund, the Next 50 campaign, or the area of greatest need helps secure our operating budget and shape a bright future. Together, we can ensure Community School’s challenging, experiential, and cooperative education for the next generation of students.

Questions? Please contact our office at 540-563-5036 or

Giving FAQ

Click here to read all about our Next 50 campaign.

Donations can be made in cash, check or secure online donation. You can make it a one time gift or a reoccurring donation.  You may also show your support by pledging now and honoring that pledge by July 31. For information about stock transfers, planned giving and tax-deductible scholarship gifts, please see our Ways to Give page.

Checks may be made payable to Community School and mailed to:

Community School
7815 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24019

**Please write “Donation” in the memo line of your check.**

You may make a gift or a pledge at any time, but we ask that you do so before July 31, the end of the school’s fiscal year.

We ask that you support the Annual Fund to the best of your ability. Participation is important. High participation is a vote of confidence in our school and can have an impact on gifts from outside sources. Most foundations consider family participation rates before agreeing to donate to a school.

Many organizations have a philanthropic matching gift program. Please ask your employer if they will match a charitable donation to Community School.

Yes! Community School is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.