Local nonprofit Shade Canyon School will host two public online meetings to discuss the development of a tuition-free, Waldorf-inspired public charter school in Kelseyville, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.
At the gatherings, interested parents and community members can connect virtually face-to-face, see a glimpse of what public Waldorf-inspired education would look like in Lake County, learn about the steps remaining for Shade Canyon to become a public charter school, and ask the school’s founders any questions they may have.
Shade Canyon will submit a petition this spring to the Kelseyville Unified School District Board to be authorized as a charter school in the district. The school plans to open in fall of 2022 if approved. In its first year, Shade Canyon would include transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade, then add one grade per year until the program spans grades TK-8.
The school’s planned curriculum weaves together experiential learning, integrated subjects, outdoor exploration, and a deep awareness of child development. The Waldorf model fosters dynamic thinking, creativity, and compassion – encouraging children to contribute their unique gifts to the world.
Lake County families and community members can RSVP for the School Development Gatherings at ShadeCanyon.org/building-community.