Special News

Night Sky student art exhibition featured at Ukiah Library
River Oak Charter School has a display of artwork at the Ukiah Library for the month of April, 2016-in the Children's Room. The show theme is "The Night Sky", and features the artwork of the 4th, 5th and 6th Grade classes. The students have been working in chalk pastels and watercolor. The show opened on Friday, April 1, to coincide with First Fridays Ukiah. For more information please contact the painting teacher, Ann Maglinte at 707-984-6747.

Our Mission

River Oak Charter School strives as a dynamic community of teachers, parents, and students, to inspire in the child a love of life, and learning, beginning with one's own heart, head, and hands, working towards making a contribution to the community.

Vision: River Oak Charter School is a Steiner-methods public school with a consistent philosophy, curriculum, and teaching method that embraces the developmental model of the growing child and awakens each child's full and unique potential. Steiner-methods education nurtures a sense of wonder, and delight, and fosters the reverence for nature, and humanity inherent in the young child. Steiner-methods curriculum develops the child's active will, creative imagination, and clear, independent thinking. Children emerge as young adults with the self-confidence to impart direction, and purpose to their lives, and leadership to their community..

Goals: River Oak Charter School respects, and appreciates all children for their unique ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and affords the opportunity to develop an understanding of all of the traditions, and cultures represented in the student population. Children emerge with academic excellence, a commitment to the enhancement of their community, and the ability to succeed today, and tomorrow.


A Member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education

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News & Updates

Pastels On The Plaza
May 14th, 2016
The annual community art event that transforms Alex Thomas Plaza and Downtown Ukiah into a gallery of original pastel drawings.

Want to be a sponsor and/or artist for Pastels on the Plaza? Please submit this form.

Enrollment Tours
Parents and other interested community members are invited to sign-up for an enrollment tour while classes are in session.

Open House
Parents and other interested community members are invited to tour the school and speak with teachers, the administrator, and the registrar. Children are welcome. Reservations not required. Jan 23, 2016 - Saturday

Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment for Kindergarten through Grade 8 begins January 4, 2016. Applications for admission will be available in the office and on the school website at that time. Please click on the admissions tab for more Admissions Information.

School Accountability Reports...
Our School Accountability Report Card for the 2013-2014 school year, published in 2015 has been posted.

Our staff for 2015-16...
Many bio's updated, find out the latest about our teachers and staff!