A community of learning

"Something magical is happening in those classrooms." Current Bloom parent

Bloom Community School began with a vision for building a new kind of school in Bloomington-Normal - one that would welcome families excited about innovative, inclusive, researched-based educational practices. Bloom is an inquiry-based, student-centered, community-connected environment in which students are supported in developing learning


Bloom's pilot academic year began in August 2017 after a successful summer program. The academic year was organized around three mixed-age classrooms, serving families with children in kindergarten through sixth grade, and four thematic units. Experienced teachers lead each class, with frequent co-teaching and collaborative projects with all ages. The fluidity of the classrooms allows us to honor individual learning needs and growth. For more details about our academic approach, click ABOUT BLOOM .


Bloom operates from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., with before- and after-care options available on-site.


Interested families should contact us at info@bloomcommunityschool.org

Mixed-age-group "game day"
University Galleries trip
Community garden
Engineering "Leaning Tower of Pisa"
3 learning scenarios
Pods trout to tree carpet reading time
Producers, consumers, decomposers
Drawing diagram of biodome