Community School sits on a beautiful 16-acre campus tucked away at the end of Lay Road in Ladue. Woods, trails, fields, and a butterfly garden provide a safe environment for the early exploration of a child's world. Check out some 360o photos of classrooms and the campus.
Early Childhood Center: Nursery, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten
We designed the Early Childhood Center to fit the developmental and educational needs of our youngest students. The 8,000 square-foot space houses nursery, junior kindergarten, and senior kindergarten classes.
Classrooms are open and spacious, giving children room to try new things and grow their imaginations. Each classroom has direct access to outdoor play areas and a shared community room.
Classrooms are housed in three buildings. The newest of these is the Early Childhood Center built in 1994. The 8,000 square foot center houses the nursery, junior and senior kindergarten classes, each having self-contained classrooms and direct access to the outdoors. A community room with a fireplace all five classrooms. The space is designed specifically to meet the developmental and educational needs of these young children. The classrooms are open and spacious where children can explore various learning centers and imaginative play areas throughout their day.
Main Building: Grades 1-6
With wandering hallways, nooks, and crannies, our main facility feels more like a cozy house than a school building. Sunlight shines into every room, and every wall bears evidence that this is a place for children. Student-made paintings, drawings, quilts, and murals sprinkle the space with bright color. Students enter the Main Building through the sunny Community Center, where they gather alongside staff each day to share a family-style lunch.
The Main Building houses grades one through six, the Community Center, Discovery Center (library), French room, the new lower division science lab, and our newly renovated gym.
Centennial Arts Center
Children head to the Centennial Arts Center for art, music, drama, band, and after-school programming. Completed in 2014, the Arts Center also includes a 500-seat auditorium for student assemblies and performances.
Science Lab and Woodshop
Here, our upper division students take a hands-on approach to science and engineering education. In the science lab, young minds explore concepts from machines to meteorology and motion. In the woodshop, students tackle challenges with their heads and their hands.