River Oak Charter School logo
River Oak Charter School logo
River Oak Charter School logo

River Oak Charter School, located in the beautiful Ukiah valley, is a community of educators and families commited to guiding children toward a life-long love of learning, creative thinking, and a responsible and sympathetic interest in the world. We use a Steiner-based curriculum and serve over 240 students in grades K-8. Art, music, drama, storytelling, poetry, and crafts are woven throughout the curriculum. Our students learn with their heads, hearts, and hands, building on a foundation of creativity that grows with the child to balance imagination, critical thinking and academic excellence.


Secondary Lottery Starts 5/3/2021

Visit our Registration page to submit an application to join our school.  We have openings in 5th grade for the 2021-22 school year, and students are often accepted in other grades as spaces are available. 

Registration Information

Coronavirus Safety Plan (CSP)

The Charter Council approved this CSP, and school has opened for in-person instruction!

ROCS CSP 5/10/21 Revision

Charter Council Opening Posted

River Oak Charter School is seeking a community member to be part of our Charter Council (School Board), please call the school to find out more 707-467-1855.

Distance Learning

We have been working hard to come up with distance learning procedures and want to share the latest information.

Go here for more information about Distance Learning at ROCS

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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.

River Oak Charter School front of school with brown fence and blue River Oak sign.

An Introduction to River Oak Charter School

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Stay Involved

River Oak thrives on our active community support. Here are some places to stay informed and get involved.

Ed Foundation

The Ed Foundation raises funds to supports ongoing trainings throughout the year for our teacher and staff to be the best for our students. 

Charter Council

The Charter Council meets at least once a month to discuss and take action on school policy, finance, hiring, and other needs as they arise. 

Parent Council

Parent Council meets once a month to osupport the parent body and school as a whole by organizing events, approving fundraisers, and more.

Current Happenings

River Oak Charter School

1 week 4 days ago

It’s official, we’re open next year!
Read the news here: www.smore.com/47bd5