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!

Virtual School Tour 

More Information About Our School – Guided by the Four Points of Our Compass

The Heart of Carbondale Community School

Social Justice

Lifelong Learning