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2024-2025 enrollment is OPEN
for grades TK - 3.

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SHADE CANYON
SCHOOL



 

A FREE and Unique Public School of Choice

with a Holistic, Nature-Based Program

for Diverse Learners

Home: Welcome

Discover FIVE great reasons to choose
Shade Canyon for your family:

TUITION-FREE EDUCATION

Any Lake County resident may apply to this tuition-free, public charter school in Kelseyville with admission determined by lottery

ARTS, NATURE, AND PLAY

A curriculum inspired by the principles of Public Waldorf education means daily life at Shade Canyon is unique from mainstream classrooms

GROWTH & INNER LIFE

Our philosophy tailors the learning adventure to each child’s individual development – social, emotional, and physical, as well as cognitive

DIVERSITY, EQUALITY,
AND INCLUSION

Shade Canyon is a place where families and learners of all types and backgrounds can find a nourishing school environment

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Intentional connections among teachers, students, parents, families, and community stakeholders create a vibrant and trustworthy ecosystem of relationship-based learning

Home: Who We Are
Home: What We Do

GROWING A SCHOOL

Shade Canyon is actively growing, supported by community members and parents who believe that this time-tested education model is beautifully suited to this community’s values. 

 

In the 2023-2024 school year, this new school spread its wings to welcome students in transitional kindergarten through second grade. We will continue to add one grade each year until we reach eighth grade. 

 

During this time of development, Shade Canyon continues to look to the wisdom and support of community members who will help weave local heritage into a flourishing place of relationships and learning.

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Socrates

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