Community School's curriculum weaves leadership and service learning together to provide a solid character foundation for our students.
Community's leadership training starts in our earliest grades through a combination of public speaking and learning the best ways to interact with others. Students are given numerous opportunities to take leadership positions in the classrooms and speak in front of groups. Our buddy program provides a wonderful way for older and younger students to interact. Starting in third grade, students become the "big buddy" and are role models for their younger buddies. Leadership opportunities culminate in sixth grade, when students carry out a variety of responsibilities around the school - running Thursday assemblies, raising and lowering the flag each day, helping serve lunch tables, assisting with carpool, and more. Community graduates are highly represented in leadership positions at their secondary schools.
Community School’s outreach program focuses on good citizenship and an awareness of the community at large. The emphasis is on giving of one's time and energy rather than on monetary donations. Every grade level participates in a service project. Various programs include gathering gently worn clothing; collecting books, mittens and hats; filling baskets for children in underserved communities; making animal treats and blankets for the local shelter; and book drives for local organizations.