Community High School is a private, progressive, secular institution. Although we are not a conservatory, all of our students are required to take a significant number of arts courses in addition to a rigorous preparatory curriculum.
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds reflectingthe economic, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the region. Our board is dedicated to keeping tuitionlow—currently it covers significantly less than half of the cost of educatingeach student, with additional financial aid available for all with demonstratedneed. The eventual goal is to becomean entirely tuition-free school.
Roanoke City serves as the de facto capitol of Virginia’sBlue Ridge. The metropolitan areacontains approximately 300,000 people and is home to a major researchuniversity, two liberal arts colleges and a medical school. Community High is located in a renovatedNineteenth Century warehouse in the heart of Roanoke’s historic downtown, ablock from the region’s museums of art, science, photography, transportationand history, and from its symphony and equity theater.