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CSN Overview

Community School of Naples, an independent, PreK-12 college preparatory day school, was launched in 1982 by a group of parents seeking to establish a private school close to home. Recruited by word-of-mouth, the original student body consisted of fewer than 50 students who began K to 5th grade classes in a rented church space. Today, CSN has more than 800 students and a $40 million, 77-acre campus with 21 buildings, including athletics fields and swimming pool. 

Essential elements of the school’s educational program include a comprehensive curriculum focused on academic rigor; opportunities in athletics and arts, both fine and performing; and character development. These elements ensure that each student experiences a challenging education only an independent, college preparatory school can provide.

Community School of Naples has educated more than 3,000 students since its opening. One hundred percent of CSN graduates attend four year colleges and universities, with many attending our nation’s most selective and highly competitive schools.

Fast Facts

Total Enrollment                                871
Lower School Pre-K3 - Grade 5       300
Middle School Grade 6-8                 208 
Upper School Grade 9-12                310

Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year ranges from $8,180 - $28,975.
International Tuition: $34,475

Faculty and Accreditations

Head of School: Dr. David J. Watson
Total number of faculty and staff: 160
Teacher to student ratio: 1:8
Average Class Size     13-18
of faculty have master's degrees or higher

CSN is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), is a member of School Year Abroad (SYA), a member of Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), the Global Access Members of European Council of International Schools (ECIS), is Accredited by AdvanceED and holds ratings as a top private school in Florida with NICHE.

School Hours

Pre-K3 7:45 AM to 11:15 AM Half Day (Optional)
Pre-K3-3           8:15 AM to 3:10 PM
Grades 4-5       8:00 AM - 3:20 PM
Grades 6-8       8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Grades 9-12     8:00 AM - 3:15 PM


More than 85% of students participate in the Athletic Program, which includes 22 sports and 47 teams.

Sage Dining

Community School of Naples is pleased to announce Sage Dining Services. Full service will commence with breakfast from 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM. Lunch will be served at your student's regularly scheduled lunch period. 


CSN currently offers a South Route bus service in both the morning and the afternoon. Riders must be able to sit in a standard passenger seat to use the bus service. For further information please contact Cynthia Gillespie. 

After School Programs

Students in grades Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 may attend our afterschool care program until 5:15PM for an additional cost. Please contact Alison Haidle if your child is in need of after school care.

Sports Club is designed to meet the needs of our students grade PreK3 to 5. Students will be given the opportunity for play, homework, various sports, and creative activities and snacks. Hours of operation are from after school to 6:00 PM. Prices are available through Sports Club.
Middle School students are permitted to remain in the Middle School for a supervised study hall until 5:30 PM.




Mission and Vision

CSN Timeline

Organization Chart

Year Founded: 1982
School Colors: Blue, Black, White
Mascot: Seahawk
Total Student Body: 871




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