Celebration School has been the center of the majority of the controversy that has broken out amongst Celebration residents about life there. The school is public and is open to children in grades Kindergarten through 12, including students from outside Celebration. the number of children from outside Celebration will decrease as more areas of Celebration are developed and more families move in.

The school is adjacent to a teaching academy which trains teachers in the methodology employed by Celebration School. The upper school which includes grades 9 through 12 just announced changes in the curriculum and organization that will bring it in line with other public schools. The majority of complaints surrounding the school involved parent's fears that it was not competitive enough. Several families send their children to private school elsewhere and some have left Celebration altogether because of their unhappiness over the school system.