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!
Tom Penzel, Principal