For nearly a century, Community School has been dedicated to nurturing the natural gifts of children.
The founding mothers of Community School were concerned about the development of the whole child — their intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and moral growth. This remains the aim of Community School today. Community strives to develop intelligent, thoughtful, and caring individuals with educated hearts as well as educated minds. We never lose sight of why we are really here and that is to prepare children for further academic challenges and to guide them to be responsible, compassionate, and active citizens of the world.
The academic program at Community School is notably challenging but sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of children with varying degrees of readiness and ability. Although significant attention is given to the academic subjects and the co-curricular programs of French, music, art, band, P.E., drama, and woodshop, it is believed that the growth of the whole child, including his or her attitudes and values, is equally important as any particular academic discipline, knowledge, or skill.
Further, Community School strives to have a diversified student body. We are a community of learners who value and are strengthened by the wide variety of our members. We believe that diversity unites the academic environment and is of paramount importance in preparing our children for life in an increasingly diverse and complex society. We are a school where individual differences are respected, welcomed, and valued.
The only way to fully understand the magic of Community School is to see us in action. We invite you to schedule time to come and experience for yourself Community School's enthusiastic spirit of educating students to be knowledgeable, confident, and resourceful learners.
Matthew A. Gould, Ph.D.
Matthew and his two children, Molly (Class of '12) and David (Class of '14).