The Community School is an academic & mentoring high school, based in the Remington community, for young people who want to advance their education, improve their lives, and better their community. Students develop their skills, knowledge, creativity, confidence, intellectual curiosity and worldview in a safe, supportive, and comfortable yet rigorous environment.
About The Community School
The Community School was founded in 1982 by Tom Culotta along with residents of the Remington community in Baltimore. This academic and mentoring program has worked with hundreds of students, helping them to stabilize their lives, advance their education, earn a high school diploma and go on to college. In the summer of 2013, The Community School became a Maryland State certified private high school. It is governed by a community Board of Trustees with the active support and involvement of a Board of Advisors, sponsors, students, parents, alumni, and supporters from the general community.
A Success Story
There are many ingredients to a student’s success at The Community School. Here are some of them:
* The students who attend the school realize the importance of earning a good education, and they are willing to work hard and dedicate themselves to this task.
* The school provides a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment with a small class size that looks out for every student.
* The students are given responsibility, not only for their own work, but also to assist their classmates and help with the school’s general operation.
* The school offers a flexible and rigorous academic program that is relevant both to the students’ life experience as well as their understanding of the world.
* The school promotes positive relationships and mentoring for personal development.
* Adult sponsors give guidance and support to the students and are in regular dialogue with the school.
* The students receive encouragement through the involvement of the broader community.
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” –Theophrastus