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Community Independent School

Private | PK-8

We are best known for outdoor learning environment.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $223,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted June 13, 2012

This school is no longer in business. : ( It's a shame. I used to work there.


Posted February 14, 2011

Our child has been a student at CIS for seven years. Our overall experience has been excellent. Like any long term experience, there have been good days, and bad, but there is no other school in the area that compares to Community Independent School. Realizing that education is a process and not a static thing to be measured, bubbled-in, collated and filed away is one of this school's strengths. Children come out of CIS with a genuine desire to learn about their world. They are not afraid to ask questions. They are not afraid to get dirty. CIS prepares kids to be leaders and welcomes each family into the school in so many ways throughout the school year. I cannot imagine where our child would be now without our time at CIS; I do know that our child would be a lesser person without that time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

We love this school for our children and our entire family! It really is a Community.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 53%
Hispanic 5% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Asian 0% N/A
Black 0% 32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Beth Spinarski
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAEYC; Accredited by (SAIS) Southern Association of Independent Schools; Accredited by state of North Caronlina as a 5 star program
Fax number
  • (919) 932-5941

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Chapel Hill/Carrboro public schools
Chatham County (Pittsboro) public schools
Home Schools

What does it cost?

Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Chapel Hill/Carrboro public schools
Academy schools
Woods Charter School
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2089 Lamont Norwood Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312
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Phone: (919) 932-6313

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