Our School

Our School

Welcome to the Carbondale Community School, a K-8 public charter school of the Roaring Fork School District!

With 135 students, CCS provides a balanced, integrated curriculum that encourages inquisitive, independent and self-motivated learners, incorporating strong academic skills woven into project-based learning opportunities. This curriculum is achieved within the context of community, service, social-emotional development, outdoor education, and the visual and performing arts.

CCS strives to maintain a healthy social, emotional, and physical environment with high educational standards and a focus on the four guiding points of our school’s compass:

  • Social Justice: Teaching and modeling social responsibility, respect, tolerance, diversity, service, caring, compassion, integrity, equity and peace.
  • Community: Building a strong sense of community through parental, student, teacher and community involvement and volunteerism.
  • Responsibility: Embracing individuality, personal responsibility and accountability.
  • Lifelong Learning: Pursuing a progressive, child-centered approach to creative, self-directed, lifelong learning.

Visitors are always welcome. We take a unique approach to learning and are happy to share our educational philosophy with you. Please feel free to drop by our school and see for yourself!

Sincerely,

Tom Penzel, Principal