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 Waldorf 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 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.
If you are interested in a vibrant startup school which emphasizes community, outdoor education, social, racial, and land justice, and the Waldorf principles of respecting the stages of child development and the cycles of the natural world, please join us!
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Why Wildcat Canyon Community School? Our teachers share their perspectives. (Please note, this video is comprised of footage from both before and during the pandemic.)
Upcoming Admissions Events
For 2022-23 school year admissions, Wildcat Canyon Community School is holding monthly virtual tours via zoom. Prospective families can learn about our program, meet our teachers, and participate in a Q&A session.
Virtual Tours + Q&A (via zoom)
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 | 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Community Work Days
Prospective families may also join us on a community work day to see our campus in person and to learn more about our community. Children welcome!
Upcoming Community Work Days (with in-person tours)
Sunday, November 7th, 2021 | 10 a.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)
Sunday, December 5th, 2021 | 10 a.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)
Sunday, January 9th, 2022 | 10 a.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)
Sunday, February 9th, 2022 | 10 a.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.)
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