The Sussex Community is strong and highly valued. Building a strong community both on campus and in Missoula is an important part of a Sussex education. We build community through small and unstructured ways as well as through formal events and programs. On campus, we begin with community agreements in each class, we foster relationships between grades with the big and little program, we host community meetings throughout the year, and we operate as a parent cooperative, valuing and relying on the support and ideas of our families.
We are a community of learners, educators, families, alumni, and friends. Our students connect to the Missoula community through project and place-based learning, by working with service organizations throughout the year, and participation in community events such as the Day of the Dead Parade, the Wildlife Walk and Film Festival, and our annual Ecothon event. Service learning is emphasized at Sussex and the world our classroom.