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SHADE CANYON

Founding a School Inspired by Waldorf Education
in Lake County, CA

 

OUR MISSION

We are a new tuition-free public charter school

based on the principles of Waldorf education

that will open with grades TK-2

in September 2023 in Kelseyville, California.

We will then add one grade per year

until we offer grades TK-8.

We believe that by honoring simplicity,

we will nurture the spark of the individual

and nourish a thriving community. 

Our mission is to cultivate inspired learners 

through education that engages head, heart, and hands.

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Are you a parent interested in having your child attend Shade Canyon? 
Are you a community member who wants to volunteer?

OUR PURPOSE

Bringing tuition-free, head-heart-hands education to Lake County

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BUILDING COMMUNITY

Connecting with Families

HOSTING PLAYGROUPS

Letting Nature Shine

FOUNDING A SCHOOL

One Step at a Time

 
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OUR INSPIRATION

Our Waldorf Inspired Method

The Waldorf inspired approach flows to us through a century of tradition, yet it’s an education model that dynamically responds to the place and the people where it settles.

 

This lasting education fosters dynamic thinking, creativity, and compassion – inspiring children to contribute their unique gifts to the world.

Over 1,000 Waldorf-inspired schools worldwide focus on nurturing the whole child. At Shade Canyon, our Waldorf-inspired education centers around inspiring lifelong learners.

 

OUR ROOTS

Long ago, high on dry and brush-covered Mount Konocti, a saddle canyon created a haven of shade. There, a grove of canyon oaks grew up together. Their thick trunks now spiral up a hundred feet, into a canopy that refreshes any traveler that passes by.


We want to be a shade canyon, too, where inspired learners can sink their roots deep and reach for the sky.

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"For even the wisest can learn incalculably much
from children."

Rudolph Steiner

CONNECT WITH US

We want to hear about you!

Please take our Community Interest Survey

or drop us a note.


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PO Box 627, Kelseyville, CA 95451

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