Student Experience


The Jackson Hole Community School student experience is as unique as it is engaging.  Although our curriculum is based on a rigorous college preparatory foundation, we focus on creating deeply meaningful and engaging student experiences.  Here, we recognize that “one size” does not “fit all.”  What kind of experience would you like to have in high school?  Perhaps JHCS's community is the right fit for you and your family.  


Here are some of the most memorable experiences that distinguish JHCS:  


  • Annual all-school community service, camping trip and team building.  At the beginning of each school year, we take time to connect and celebrate what makes our community so special - community!  

  • World Class teachers.  Our expectations are as high for ourselves as they are for our students.  Sourcing the nation’s talent pool, we hire energetic and charismatic subject specialists who create an experience that can not be replicated.

  • A unique culture. Although our courses are demanding, the Community School culture is “Jackson casual.”  Our students are on a first name basis with our teachers and administrators, yet mutual respect is developed via meaningful and genuine relationships.  Here at JHCS, we take pride in being elite without being elitist.

  • Place-based education.  We get out of the classroom and engage our local resources to contextualize and deepen learning.   

  • Athletic opportunities. Our students participate in local high school athletics through a partnership with JHHS, which is conveniently located directly across the street.  At the Community School we enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention with all the benefits of big school athletic teams!

  • High level winter sports access. Elite winter sports athletes thrive at JHCS! We have formed a close relationship with the Jackson Hole Ski Club and work with their Director, Education Coordinator, and coaches to insure our students are “going big,” on the slopes, in the pipe, on the mountain, and in the classroom.  

  • Senior Projects. Seniors, to qualify for graduation, must complete an in-depth academic research and experiential learning project.  The projects are presented and judged carefully.  Many seniors count this as a unforgettable aspect of the Community School experience.  

  • Care for and knowledge of each member of our community as an individual.  Students, faculty and administrators pride themselves on truly knowing each other.  And with knowledge comes a deep level of of respect, advocacy, and partnership.  This is the heart of the Community School experience.    

It’s all about connection and community at the Community School!  Stop on in to see for yourself what makes this experience so special.

"My experience at the Community School was like none other.  At JHCS I felt welcomed and comfortable, while still being pushed academically and receiving a world class education. Each and every teacher went above and beyond in order to give me and my peers every opportunity to succeed." 
-Peter Neal, JHCS Class of 2015 - Attending George Washington University

"Clark was so inspired by the day’s work yesterday, that he READ to my husband and I, from the textbook, at dinner.  It is SO wonderful to see him inspired and excited about learning.  Thank you for all you do."

-Parent within the JHCS Class of 2018


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