Children’s Community School lays the foundation for urban students’ educational success by offering a robust curriculum and unique experiences, by developing their individual character, and by cultivating strong family involvement.


Fully accredited by:

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The New England Association of Schools & Colleges



CCS students are from low-income households in and around Waterbury. Income verification is required prior to acceptance and must be updated as needed during the school year. Family involvement is also key to our success and required by contract. Families are required to attend parent/teacher/student conferences, monitor homework, and assist their child with reading. Families are also required to support the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) by participating in events and fundraising (there is a fee to opt-out). Tuition is a fraction of the cost of this education, but is treated as a reflection of the family involvement and is also mandatory.

Application Process

New applications are considered in the order in which they are received and are valid for one year. Once re-registration of current families is complete, families on the waiting list will be contacted if there is a space available in their grade. A current report card, a family interview, a visit, a written test and the $25 application fee are required to be considered. Openings that come available during the year are filled from the waiting list. 

Click on REQUEST FOR INFORMATION to be added to the waiting list.