WCCS is a startup, grassroots school on a beautiful 91-acre campus adjacent to Wildcat Canyon. We fully embrace the Waldorf curriculum, and want to serve as a model school for adapting it to 21st century culture and needs.
In sweeping changes from the structure of the former school, the new school is:
- Collectively governed and maintained by parents and teachers
- With sliding-scale tuition, a gift economy model
- Emphasizing land, social, and racial justice in all domains
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!
This website is in the process of changing to reflect our new structure; please be patient as we update. The inquiry and application pages are valid.
-> A Complete Reenvisioning. Please read our story here.
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.)
Wildcat Canyon Community School is CLOSED for the 2020-21 school year!
Contact us to be connected with K-4 pod classes for 2020-21.
We are currently enrolling students for 2021-22.
Camp Winnarainbow is holding camp this summer at WCCS.
There are no upcoming events.
The impact of COVID-19 business closures and job losses has adversely affected many in our EBWS community, making tuition payments difficult or impossible. This has had a direct impact on our ability to offer schooling in the 2020-21 school year. Our doors will be closed this year.
But our community is hoping to stay together and reemerge as a school after the COVID pandemic.
Please consider making a donation, if you are able. Every contribution — from $5 to $5,000 — supports the reopening of our school committed to a Waldorf-inspired, humanistic approach — needed now more than ever. Click here to make an online donation.
Thank you for your kind generosity.
The East Bay Waldorf School is closed for the 2020-21 school year. If you would like to be informed about the to 2021-22 school year, please complete the inquiry form.
For more information on the coronavirus, visit the CDC.
We acknowledge that our school sits on the ancestral homelands of the Ohlone people, who tended to this place for thousands of years before us and who continue to inhabit the Bay Area despite many challenges, including over two centuries of genocidal policies and systemic racism. The Ohlone are federally unrecognized and therefore receive no rights, reservation land base, or other benefits from the U.S. government. Still, they persevere in their efforts to protect sacred sites and revitalize their cultural practices and language. We honor the resilience and knowledge of the Ohlone with gratitude.
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 2021-22 school year, please email email@example.com