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Mission & Philosophy


Jackson Hole Community School prepares students to succeed in college and life, through challenging academics and excellence in teaching, in a community founded on personal relationships, student initiative, and integrity.

Student Statement

Community School students arrive curious about the world, develop skills and confidence in an engaging community, and graduate empowered to make meaningful contributions. 


The Jackson Hole Community School delivers an exceptional high school experience that prepares students to be independent thinkers who demonstrate personal integrity and moral purpose. Our commitment to service and experiential programming stimulates individual investment in learning, critical thinking, and a spirit of inquiry in our students. We respect each community member as a unique individual, honor ideas and opinions that are different from our own, and value strong interpersonal relationships. We believe quality education requires a collaborative effort from the school, the home, and the community.

Non-discriminatory Statement
The Jackson Hole Community School does not discriminate in employment, recruitment, admission, or the administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or physical disability. 

Jackson Hole Community School is dually accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and AdvancEd.  

JHCS Guiding Principles
Challenging Academics
Learning Through Discovery
Commitment to Educating
Community Participation
Personal and Group Achievement
Environmental Consciousness
Respect for Diversity
Excellence in Teaching