Frequently Asked Questions ...
Schools start running across the Island in both the Fall and the Winter.
Each school is responsible for it's own administration and so start dates vary according to the community they are in.
All of the most up-to-date information regarding start dates and other important details can be found on the website on the appropriate school listing.
If you would like to help with your local Community School then the best thing you can do is speak directly with a member of the organizing committee for that school. All schools have contact details listed on their school page on the website.
If you wish to work with the Provincial Board or to start a new school in your area please contact our Provincial Administrator:
Classes occur weekly, usually for a couple hours each evening with a light lunch served at break.
Sessions usually last approximately 10 weeks at which time a closing banquet is held where the students and volunteers can get together to have a meal and to share what they have learned.
Each school sets it's own session fee but most cost between $10 and $20 for the entire session (usually around 10 weeks).
Some courses have an added fee to help cover the cost of supplies ie: craft classes, cooking classes etc ...
No. Community School is more of a social learning environment and does not enforce the kind of regimen necessary to accredit students for their studies.
All of the teachers and committee members in Community School are volunteers. The only person on our team who receives payment for their services is our Provincial Coordinator.
The Coordinator is employed during the Fall and the Winter to take care of all the administrative tasks required to keep the organization functioning smoothly.