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. In 1985, CSN grew to more than 90 students. Twenty-eight acres of land on Pine Ridge Road was donated and $3 million was raised to construct the first five classroom buildings. Today, CSN has more than 800 students and a $40 million, 77-acre campus with 18 buildings. Our most recent improvements to the campus, include a state-of-the-art Upper School building, a 55,000 square foot field house and new athletic fields.
Essential elements of the school’s educational program include a comprehensive curriculum focused on academic rigor; opportunities in athletics and the 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. CSN is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. A 20-member Board of Trustees governs the school.
Community School of Naples has educated more than 3,000 students since its opening. Each member of our graduating classes has been accepted to college, with many attending our nation’s most selective and highly competitive schools.
Community School of Naples is fundamentally committed to maintaining a coeducational student body that is representative of the Southwest Florida area.
The School is open to all qualified students regardless of race, color, creed or financial ability. Since 1985, CSN has raised in excess of $25 million for its financial aid program, and approximately 20 percent of our students benefit from this assistance each year.