5
out of 10

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Schools serving similar student populations most often got a: 7
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SCORES ARE FROM 1 TO 10
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School leader:  Nathan Rose
450 West East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

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(530) 879-7483
(530) 879-7490
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Best known for
"We are best known for Waldorf Methods."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After
  • Transportation
    None, Buses / vans provided for students
  • Facilities
    Computer lab
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Arts
    Orchestra, Choir / Chorus, Drama, Painting
  • World languages
    Japanese, Spanish
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31 reviews

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Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a community member · August 09, 2016
We were excited to try a new way of learning for our son, for 4th grade. Week 1, he only "used" a flute, an there was NO emphasis on academics (I checked daily). The teacher thought my son moved too much, so she placed on beanbag on his head, how... more

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Submitted by a parent · September 17, 2013
We attended Blue Oak for a couple of years. While I have great love for the Waldorf method and am still close friends with a lot of the parents and staff I unfortunately don't think this school is working. Blue Oak has many beautiful aspects to... more

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Submitted by a parent · September 17, 2013
This is my daughter's second year at Blue Oak. This school is amazing! My daughter has rediscovered her love of learning. Her teacher is committed to her kids on a level we never experienced at a traditional public school. The approach is... more

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Submitted by a parent · August 11, 2013
My child was at Blue Oak for 3 years, 2 which were wonderful. Led by a veteran Teacher my child had a similar experience to the many reviews below. Fast forward to her 3rd year her veteran teacher had left, new administration and new values came... more

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About this school

Waldorf education is a practical education engaging the child’s will, her imagination, sense of aesthetics and intellect. What engages the child needs to have meaning to the child and has the ability to be applied. Thus its’ motive is to develop capacities rather than be an information driven approach. At the heart of the Waldorf approach is the recognition that lessons must be presented to children in a way which fills them with wonder, enthusiasm, and meaningful understanding. How a subject is taught is equally important as to what is taught, hence the use of movement and arts in the curriculum.

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Last modified: August 9, 2016
Last modified Blue Oak Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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