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Admissions Overview

The Community School offers an intimate and engaging learning environment where students enjoy a healthy balance of challenge and support. We value character development and academic achievement and recruit well-rounded students who arrive curious about the world, take initiative in learning, and value the strength of community. Our teachers build relationships with our students outside the classroom as advisors and club sponsors, during community service projects, and on outdoor trips.

The meaningful relationships created at The Community School last long after graduation, and the knowledge, skills, and character developed here prepare our students exceptionally well for college and life beyond.

Typically we would ask you to come visit the school, arrange a tour of the campus, and provide you with the opportunity to spend the day shadowing one of our current students. However, times have changed, and we are living in a different world. The Jackson Hole Community School will open in the fall of 2020 with outdoor, in-person classes and team building. This will be supplemented with distance learning until we are able to return fully to our campus.  The decision not to resume in-person, indoor learning immediately was not made lightly; medical experts and recommendations from state and local health officials informed and supported our commitment to our community's wellness. Our commitment to wellness is always framed by our dedication to providing the highest quality education standards demand, and our students and families deserve.

As our community health is paramount in these current times, we are more than happy to answer any questions you or your family may have via Zoom, phone, or email. We are in the process of developing virtual and creative ways for you to learn about the school this year.

We are committed to making our exceptional educational experience accessible for all students, regardless of their family’s financial resources. Currently, 37% of JHCS students receive merit or need-based financial assistance, totaling nearly $550,000 per year. If you have questions about assistance opportunities at the Community School, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Here at JHCS your student will have an opportunity to cultivate their specific interests, practice the mentorship and leadership skills necessary for a thriving community and develop meaningful relationships with faculty as they navigate their critical high school years. We are confident learning more about our school will change your perspective on what a high-school experience can be.

We look forward to meeting you.


Ella Ginsbury

Director of Admissions

307-733-5427 x104