Ella Farnsworth, Director of Admissions
Thank you for your interest in the Jackson Hole Community School!
We hope this website intrigues you enough to come visit the school. We are happy to answer any questions, arrange a tour of the campus, and provide prospective applicants the opportunity to spend a day shadowing one of our students.
The Community School offers an intimate, focused classroom environment and a supportive student culture. We value character development and effort as well as achievement. We recruit well-rounded students who take pride in their academics and individualism while valuing the strength that lies in community. Our teachers engage with our students outside the classroom as advisors, club sponsors and coaches, and work alongside students on community service projects both locally and farther afield during school breaks (including projects in Utah, California, Europe and Central America).
The bonds created at the Community School last long after graduation, and the knowledge, skills and character developed here prepare our students exceedingly well for college and life beyond. In the words of a few of our graduates…
“My teachers were incredibly passionate about teaching. I attribute my curiosity specifically to them.”
—Megan Grassell, JHCS class of 2014
One of Time Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014
Enrolling at Middlebury College in the fall of 2015
“The Community School helped me identify my strengths (and weaknesses), which helped me choose what I wanted to do in life.”
—Parker Case, JHCS class of 2012
Currently attending Columbia University
“I’m thankful for the rigor of the academics, the emphasis on writing, the absolute care and concern shown by my teachers, and, most of all, the values instilled in us as students. I have met very few people who can take the same pride in and appreciation of their high school.”
—Peter Neal, JHCS class of 2014
Currently attending George Washington University
If you would like to speak with individuals about their experience here, we will be glad to introduce you to alumni and their parents.
Here at the Community School, we are committed to making our exceptional educational experience accessible for students, regardless of their family’s financial resources. Currently, 44% of JHCS students receive merit or need-based financial assistance, totaling over $430,000 per year. If you have questions about affording the Community School, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Come spend some time with us. You will leave with a different perspective on what the high school experience can be.
We look forward to meeting you,
Director of Admissions