In 1975, a group of expatriated Community School students in the USA, nostalgic for their school days, decided
to hold a reunion. Playing a key role in organizing the reunion was Pfc. Jimmie Drake, a dairy farmer from Ohio, who had discovered
the Presbyterian Mission and Community School after being drafted to play trombone in the Persian Gulf Command army band in Tehran.
Drawing upon a network of contacts, 40+ former CS students came together in Van Wert, Ohio and the tradition of Community School
Reunions was born.
Subsequently, every five years, a group of volunteers organized a weekend of activities, where former students, faculty, staff and
their families reunited to share memories and to reconnect with old friends. In 2000, the frequency of reunions was changed to 3 years.