St. Louis City Schools

Community School


  • Grades Served: PK3 – 6
  • 346 Students (Coed)
  • Average Class Size: 20
  • Languages Offered: French
  • School Day: 8am – 3:05pm
  • Extended Care: 7:15am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1914
  • To enroll for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by August 1
  • Tuition Range: $19,150 - $20,550 Per Year Average tuition for local Private Schools: $9,468
  • 20% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Students are engaged in hands-on experiential learning, blending a challenging academic curriculum with the arts, physical education and interpersonal skills.
  • The 16-acre wooded campus provides a perfect safe environment for children to explore their world, both through the study of science and nature, and through play.
  • Community's curriculum is differentiated, to meet students at their own levels, then support and challenge them.
  • Extracurriculars: After school classes, Homework Club, Athletics
  • Gifted Education: 3 full-time learning specialists provide support and extension
  • Parent Involvement: "Parents at Community School are very active in the Community Parents Association, as well as the Board of Trustees. Parents help plan and organize various events, serve on committees. help conduct tours and more."

Reviews (1)

  • A Most Wonderful Place...Parent 01/17/2017
    We chose to send my children to an independent school in the hope that they might become the best version of themselves that they could be. We wanted them to learn, of course, but we also wanted to make sure they were welcomed and recognized for their own unique personalities and interests. My wife and I believe a great school must know and understand each child as an individual, while also having the resources, programs, and experts required to challenge and inspire our children. Community School has exceeded our expectations. The teachers do a wonderful job of working in small groups with the kids so that they truly understand each child’s strengths and challenges. They “get” each one of our kids. But it goes beyond that as well. They encourage the students to find something that they feel passionate about and then push them to pursue that interest. My oldest son is proud that the school trusts him to choose his own projects in woodshop or sign a contract for independent work in math. For my daughter, Community will always be the place that encouraged her to be comfortable on a stage in front of an audience. Community is a special place. My children head out the door excited for school every single day. They love it even more than we do.
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically20% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially

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