A Public School of Choice
with a Holistic, Nature-Based Program
Shade Canyon School is a new public school of choice
with a curriculum inspired by Public 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 an education that engages head, heart, and hands.
Shade Canyon's program is inspired by an educational model that flows to us through a century of tradition yet 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.
At Shade Canyon, we focus on inspiring lifelong learners, nurturing the whole child
with a curriculum based on the principles of Public Waldorf education.
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.
"Wisdom begins in wonder."