I have three children attending Blue Oak. There is honestly not one other comparable public school in Chico. Two of my children play cello in the community orchestra that is offered. They are all engaged with a love of books. The difference in my children's attitudes about school has been profound since transfering to Blue Oak. Each of them looks forward to school and finds the methodology of delivering the curriculum to be very stimulating. Thank goodness for a school that educates the WHOLE child. The faculty and administration are all very supportive. The parent community is committed to making this school great.
My two children are Blue Oak kids. I can't state enough how great a difference this school has made in my family's life. We love Blue Oak.
Our child went to another public school in this community for two years before coming to Blue Oak. The difference in his increased level of self-esteem and willingness to learn has been simply astounding. This school does a remarkable job of building a child's capacity for lifelong learning.
Kid, heart centered school that could use more money to make their dreams a reality. They have the will, the mindset and the tenacity.
My grandson has had a happy, well rounded education at Blue Oak where his artistic talents have been encourage as well has his reading and writing skills. Wonderful school.
It's a Waldorf Charter School which makes it available to all children. We need alternative schools to support diversity!
It's a Waldorf Charter school. The kids love it, the parents love it, the teachers love it.
Waldorf encompasses head, heart and hands; The love the children (and parents) experience fills your heart with warmth; Academics is introduced at an appropriate age so they actually enjoy learning; All of the singing they do together really bonds the class together; It's an environment which helps children to thrive, be comfortable with who they are, and learn to love, care for, and get along with their peers. It's been my greatest joy to watch our once shy daughter blossom there. Her beaming smile shows deep contentment.
I love Blue Oak Charter school for many reason but I'd have to say my number one reason is becuase of the difference this school has made in my daughter life. she 'now' comes home with a smile everyday and looks forwarding to attending school everyday.
Waldorf education is the hope of the future. It fosters the development of confident, intelligent, kind people who are ready to take ACTION for the betterment of all.
I love the art, the music, and the teachers. I also love that every student is treated as equally valuable and important for whatever skills and talents they have. It's a holistic approach that really develops the children's self-esteem and builds on their strengths.
I am a founder of this school and so proud to say so! Neither of my kids have been fortunate enough to go but I love that it's an option for the community. The waldorf approach is a beautiful hands on way of educating the whole child through such aspects as cooking, gardening, movement, music, art, and foreign lang. Best of all, it is FREE!! Many waldorf schools are very expensive private schools and therefore limited in the number of children they can impact due to cost.
Blue Oak is a developmentally appropriate school it uses the Waldorf based method of teaching which allows the child time to be a child and develop a love of learning.
I have three children that are all blossoming in Blue Oak. We love the wonderful loving staff & the way the teach creativity along with the basics. When my now 8th grader started, she told me this is the first school where she felt like she fit in. I am thankful every day for this amazing school!
I love that my daughter has such a warm, loving, and playful environment for kindergarten, with no homework! She comes home singing everyday.
Imagine a school where the children feel safe and loved, where the teachers are dedicated to the positive growth of each child, where administration is warm, helpful and attentive. I only wish I could be 5 years old again so I could start my childhood all over again at Blue Oak Charter School!
Strong support for the individuality and self motivation of children, close community and close parent-teacher-student contact, small class size. Waldorf inspired methods in a public school environment.
Small school with big opportunities. A loving community with which our children are valued head, hearts and hands.
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