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Prospective Families
Thank you for your interest in Our Community School. Our goal is to prepare your child, our student, for active, rewarding membership in our community and our democratic way of life. Our ethnically and socio-economically diverse body of students learn about people and culture, are immersed in democratic practices, participate in conflict-resolution and whole class discussions and will have opportunities to self-reflect. Every child at OCS is honored. Our Community School offers small class sizes where your child receives more individual attention, a music program, and democratic classrooms where students create codes of conduct, vote on rules to address ongoing classroom issues and provide peer support. Students also participate in school-wide community service programs developed by each class, a Student Senate and assemblies led by the students. The assemblies create a stronger sense of community by providing a venue for each class to share knowledge, experiences, play musical instruments and sing. OCS also offers special education teachers and service providers and offer on-site assistance to students who qualify.

We have a lottery based admission policy where every child has an opportunity to become a part of our school. Our lottery for available spaces in the fall are held in March for Kindergarten and May for 1st-8th grades. Families who aren’t placed will be offered a space on the waiting list. Families interested should fill out an Enrollment Form available by clicking “Apply Here” below. We also suggest taking a school tour to learn more about OCS.

Kindergarten Lottery March 16, 2018 11:00 am 

Applications due by March 9, 2018 4:00 pm

1-8 Grade Lottery May 11, 2018 11:00 am 

Applications due by May 4, 2018 4:00 pm
Please select apply here and complete your lottery application on Schoolmint.  Thank you