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, sympathetic interest in the world. We serve over 240 students in grades K-8 with art, music, drama, storytelling, poetry, and crafts, 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.


School is Open!

We are thrilled to have smiling eyes and masked faces in our classrooms finally.  We have a few assorted spots coming soon, please call or email for more information. 

Registration Information

Rapid Testing At School

Children will be tested at least once a month.  Only children who have parent permission will be tested.  We strongly encourage all families to register so we can keep our students and staff as safe as possible.  The children self-swab for 15 seconds in each nostril, and parents receive results the same day.  We are using the Binax Now antigen tests.

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Coronavirus Safety Plan (CSP)

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

8-16-2021 Approved COVID Safety Plan

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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.

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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

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🍁🍁We hope everyone at River Oak enjoys the break starting on Monday, 11/22-Friday, 11/26. We are full of gratitude for our community! We will see