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Sun Valley, Idaho, USA | Co-Ed Boarding School

Type of School: Co-Ed                                      Religion: Non-Denominational               

Year Levels: K-12                                               Boarding School Years: 9-12

Number of Students: 390                               Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Community School was founded in 1973 to provide students with an outstanding independent school education. Surrounded by mountains, Community School is located in historic Sun Valley, Idaho and enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. From our campus to the wilderness, Community School’s mission is to inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.

Its standard-setting academic program together with creative arts and athletic programming and a renowned Outdoor Program instill confidence, self-reliance, teamwork skills, and leadership qualities. Students are encouraged to actively pursue their passions, whether on the stage, the field, the slopes, or in the wilderness. Special programs include the Outdoor Leadership Academy (OLA), Sun Valley Ski Academy (SVSA), and Creative Arts Academy (CAA). 

Boarding students enjoy an exceptional residential facility, complete with amenities that include a 3,200 sq.-foot Athletes’ Training Center, spacious and comfortable dormitory suites, and comfortable lounge and study areas—all within a short drive to world-class skiing and a vibrant mountain town. International students in our boarding program make meaningful connections with fellow students, with faculty and staff, and with local families through our Host Family program, which links each international student with a family committed to offering personal support and opportunities to explore the area.

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