Wildcat Canyon Community School is a startup, grassroots school on a beautiful 91-acre campus adjacent to Wildcat Canyon. ‘
We aspire to co-create a world where the highest ideals of our educational methods are accessible to every child. Where belonging and peace are rights held by all. Where education includes healthy spiritual development, and joy in learning becomes a stepping stone to meaningful change in the world. Where we honor the land, the wisdom of our elders and ancestors, and duty to the generations to come.
Wildcat Canyon Community School embraces a progressive approach to Waldorf-inspired education in which the curriculum is continually regenerated for relevance in the present time. We honor the child’s natural phases of learning and ignite the spark of individuality in each child, developing a lifelong commitment to learning, creativity, and social responsibility. WCCS is committed to dynamic governance by the teachers and cooperative community leadership; an economic model that values people over money; uplifting social, racial, and land justice in all domains; and ongoing training and practice in restorative and transformative justice.
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Upcoming Admissions Events
For 2023-24 school year admissions, we are offering a number of ways to get to know Wildcat Canyon Community School, including an Open House, Tours, and Virtual Info Sessions.
Adult Weekday Tours
The Weekday Adult Tour gives current and prospective families an opportunity to experience the campus and witness the children as we quietly watch, listen, and peek into classrooms. We will culminate the tour with tea and a Q+A session. Note, this tour is for adults only and will last approximately 1.5 hours.
- Sept 21st 2023
- Oct 12th 2023
- Nov 2nd 2023
- Dec 7th 2023
- Jan 11th 2024
- Feb 8th 2024
- Mar 7th 2024
- Apr 18th 2024
- May 16th 2024
Family Weekend Tours
The first Sunday of most months at 11am
Family tours take place during our monthly Community Work Days. This is a wonderful way to see the campus in person and learn more about our community. Children welcome!
- Oct 1st 2023
- Dec 3rd 2023
- Jan 7th 2024
- Feb 4th 2024
- Mar 3rd 2024
At the Open House, you will have the opportunity to meet our wonderful teachers, visit classrooms, engage in activities, and talk with current families. Children are encouraged to attend.
- Nov 5th 2023
Virtual Info Sessions
Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Families are invited to discover the advantages of our Waldorf-inspired education at our Virtual Events. Through Parent and Teacher-led introductions, you will learn about the unique hands-on, progressive curriculum of our education, as well as the beauty of our newly-expanded 91-acre campus.
- Oct 18th 2023
- Jan 17th 2024
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We at Wildcat Canyon Community School honor the native peoples of this land: the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, Him’ren, Muwekma and Ohlone Tribe, Inc.* We recognize that their sovereignty was never ceded; it was never given up, and that all non-native people to this land are settler occupiers, many brought against their/our will. We acknowledge the continued legacy of systemic racism stemming from the historic inequities of genocide and enslavement that equally require a process of truth and reconciliation in our nation. We are committed to taking action as a community, investing in the pursuit of equity, and repairing harm through a restorative justice approach.
WCCS = 91 acres
Now more than ever, children need nature!
Academic outcomes and overall well-being are improved for children who have ready access to nature out their school window and during their recess. If you are interested in the combination of Nature+Waldorf-inspired for the 2022-23 school year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org