Founded in 1989, The Community School is a private non-sectarian co-educational day school serving 30 students in grades 6 to 12. Our students are bright, highly motivated young people from 15 towns in central New Hampshire and western Maine. We offer transportation from points in the White Mountains, Lakes Region, and western Maine.  85% of our students receive financial aid in order to come learn with us.

We believe learning is a rigorous and joyful pursuit which calls on each person’s talents and interests, and promotes appreciation of the interconnectedness of people and places.  At The Community School, our mission is to support students on their individual learning paths within a caring and respectful community. Though we do not offer therapeutic services, our small size allows faculty to know and understand each student as an individual, facilitating immersion in subjects, projects, and travel.

Students and teachers collaborate to build a healthy local community that contributes to a sustainable world: in small, multidisciplinary classes; at all-school meeting; when performing service; while traveling; and in the school’s gardens and forests. In preparation for college and meaningful work, students learn by doing, connect with nature, develop an ethic of stewardship, solve real problems, and provide service to others.  Inquiries and applications are considered at any time, and it is not unusual for students to enter during the school year.

Though our program strives to connect learning to experience, this does not diminish the rigor of our curriculum.  For the past seven years, we can boast a 100% college acceptance rate.  Our graduates find themselves prepared to face the challenges of living away from home, at college.  They are strong writers, bold self advocates, and conscientious community members.

The Community School’s core values: Connect with nature, Honor the individual, Act responsibly with all people and places, Face challenge with courage, Experience education!

The Community School | 1164 Bunker Hill Road | South Tamworth, NH 03883  (603) 323-7000 | Fax (603) 323-8240