The Next 50

In recognition of its half-century as an education leader in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Community School’s Board of Trustees has launched a campaign to fortify the school’s future and meet its growing needs. The Next 50, a campaign to deepen our roots and cultivate our future, complements Community School’s 50th anniversary that culminates in the fall of 2021. The primary focus of the campaign is to build a new two-story structure to replace middle school classrooms, expand enrichment learning spaces, and house administrative offices.

Our new building will be an inviting presence that encourages new families to visit and says “welcome home” to our community. It will provide our middle school with an enlarged, collaborative learning environment, increased classroom size for enrichment classes and create areas to host events and programs throughout the year. This new building has been thoughtfully curated to represent our 50 years in Roanoke and to foster a Community School experience that is, as always, challenging, experiential and cooperative for all age levels.

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For our entire community, the Board of Trustees is committed to beginning Community School’s next half-century with these facilities and resources serving as the foundation for our future. We look forward to sharing more information with you in the near future. Feel free to contact us at with questions about The Next 50.

By clicking on the link above, you can begin supporting The Next 50 today! Complete the donation and pledge payment form to make a payment or initiate recurring payments on a pledge that may be paid by credit card via Paypal over the course of the next 5 years at intervals that suit your needs. 

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