Age 3 through 6th Grade

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Admissions Process

Community School is a child-centered school concerned with the growth and development of the whole person. A child is selected for admission to the school on the basis of character and academic promise, to the extent that these can be predicted through virtual interviews and screening.

The steps for applying to Community School are as follows:

  1. In an effort to keep our students and faculty/staff safe during the pandemic, we are not hosting visitors on the campus. Enjoy a video tour of our beautiful 18-acre campus and hear from teachers about different grade levels here.

  2. Schedule a zoom chat with Dana Scott Saulsberry, Director of Admission. Sign up here or call (314) 991-0005, ext. 315 to make an appointment. 

  3. Submit an application for admission accompanied by a $90.00 non-refundable application fee no later than January 29, 2021. There are two options: 

    • Apply online under the Admissions tab.

    • Complete a paper application form along with a Release of Records Form. Both forms can be returned to or mailed to the Admission Office. Be sure to forward the application fee. The application will be processed upon receipt of the application fee 

  4. If applicable, apply for financial aid at by January 29, 2021. Please note that Half-day Nursery applicants are not eligible for financial aid.

  5. Schedule a virtual parent interview with Head of School Robert Cooke. Contact the Admission Office at (314) 991-0005, ext. 315 to make an appointment.

  6. All applicants are required to participate in an assessment. Due to COVID-19, all assessments will be conducted virtually. You will receive notification about the assessment, including a date and time in January 2021.

  7. Decision letters, enrollment contracts, and financial aid awards will be mailed and emailed on Friday, March 12, 2021.

  8. A non-refundable tuition deposit of 10% of tuition for each student is due Friday, April 2, 2021.

Optional resources:

  • Register for a virtual Connect with Community event here.
  • Connect with current parents and learn about their experience through PeerPal, our online chat system, here

There are three easy ways to apply to Community School:

  • Fill out and submit the online application. The $90 application fee is payable by MasterCard or Visa. NOTE: Applications should be submitted via computer. Mobile phone devices and iPads may encounter difficulties.
  • Download our application (PDF format) and mail in with your $90 application fee.
  • Call our Admission Office at (314) 991-0005 x315 (or send us an email) and have an application mailed to you.

    Community School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in its admission policies, scholarship programs, educational policies, or employment.                                               

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