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

Waldorf 100 - The Film - English


Waldorf 100 - La pelicula - Español


Featured Video

An introduction to River Oak Charter School


News & Updates

Hot Lunches and More Fundraisers

Enrollment Tours
Updated for 2017-18
Parents and other interested community members are invited to sign-up for an enrollment tour while classes are in session.

Open House
Saturday - January 27, 2018 from 10am-Noon
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.

The Snow Queen Cometh!
Ukiah Public Library - January 20th, 2018 from 10:00am-11:30am
This is a free, family-friendly event. Enjoy circle games, a puppet play, and story-telling seasonal crafts!

Queen of Hearts Party
Ukiah Public Library - February 10th, 2018 from 10:00am-11:30am
This is a free event for families. Make beautiful valentines, join in circle games, watch a puppet play, and other fun activities!

A Merry Midwinter Amusement
Saturday, February 10, from 6-9pm
Mark your calendars; Come to River Oak Education Foundation's yearly gala at Barra of Mendocino. Support teacher training while having a fabulous time!