Friday, December 23, 2011

Community School opens its doors for holidays

Tours offered at Sun Valley campus and new Residence Hall

Express Staff Writer

Community School is taking advantage of a lot of visitors being in town to show what it has to offer at its campus in Sun Valley and at the school's new high school Residential Boarding Program in Warm Springs.

Tours of the K-12 private school on Dollar Road will be available next week, Dec. 26-30, and an open house will be held Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Community School Residence Hall at 100 Picabo St. near the Warm Springs Lodge.

Next week's availability of school facilities is part of an aggressive effort undertaken in 2011 to boost enrollment, an effort that has already led this year to the second highest enrollment in the school's 35-year history.

"Over the last year or so we've had a lot of people move to the valley and enroll their kids in the Community School," Head of School David Holmes said.

Holmes noted that regular visitors to the Wood River Valley are often interested in living here full-time.

"We just thought that if they had that thought that we'd let them see what we have to offer at the Community School," Holmes said. "We want to give them the opportunity to see the school, see the Residence Hall and meet the people here."

Advance arrangements need to be made for a tour of the school campus. To schedule a tour, call Lisa Stelck at 720-4667.

The Residence Hall open house will be held Dec. 29 from 3-5 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Also, a Community School annual alumni reunion party is scheduled at the Residence Hall for Monday, Dec. 26, from 3-6 p.m. More information on the party is available from Alumni Director Melissa Elkins at 622-3966, ext. 165.

Terry Smith:

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