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410 Crother Road
Meadow Vista, CA 95722

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(530) 878-8720
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October 19, 2015
We have 3 children in this school and we couldn't be any more pleased with how they are treated and the confidence and love they have for learning. Their eyes are wide open. My kindergartener plays and learns how to navigate social relationships and problem solve with his peers. They have time to really take in every caterpillar, ropy poly, bird, sticks & leaves; and learn how to take care of each other and their things. My 1st grader is in a class of 19 children, she is not in a high pressure break you down environment, she loves school, loves singing, exploring and her peers! My 2nd grader is in a full class of 25 with an amazing teacher, learning more than just math & reading, she is given experiences everyday that will shape her into a human who can think for herself, make critical decisions on her own and have a sense of social responsibility to give back. Not only will they learn to love to read & do math, they will have a curiosity that is fulfilled, a spirit that is full, confidence to try anything, hands that can create anything (shelter, food, baskets, art, woodworking...) & a will to make it happen. All I can ask for.

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February 24, 2015
I have two children enrolled in this school and it has been an excellent experience for them for more than 8 years. Yes, the school has had to work hard through the economic downturn and recovery AND they have managed to do it without cutting any programming. They offer a full Waldorf academic and specialty subject class schedule including Spanish, eurythmy, handwork, woodwork, band, choir, strings/orchestra, drawing and painting, blacksmithing, gardening, movement and games. This is far more breadth than any public school offers and my children will be well-prepared for high school, college, and beyond with critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills - exactly what I want their education to provide. I highly recommend checking out this school for your children!

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August 13, 2014
I have known about waldorf schools but was disheartened with trying to get through to Live Oak. Just calling the office for information was frustrating. People who were suppose to be available for questions were no where to be found. I left messages for the enrollment personal but have yet to hear back. I found out from a friend that they have no 8th grade this year because all of the parents left the class dissatisfied before their 7th grade year. The 2-3 rd is a combined class with a brand new teacher. The 5th and 6th grades are tiny. They advertise having Eurythme but don't have a teacher for 2014. They advertise having a nursery but don't have one. This is so worrisome .What is going on ?

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December 13, 2011
My daughter is in fourth grade and loves to learn! Not only is she getting academic instruction but she is learning to play two instruments, sing in a choir, act in plays, paint, draw, knit beautiful hats and more!

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July 28, 2010
Loving and nurturing school in a serene country setting. Teachers and staff are commited and enoucourage the children to their full potential. The downsides? Not as academic as mainstream school. No sports program. The school is also expensive relative to other private schools in the Auburn area. The school required parent involvement which can be difficult at times but creates a sense of community with the parents and teachers. I recommend the school for students who enjoy and artistic, nature focused environment, less academic (less homework)

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June 06, 2010
My son is a junior at a state university and will be the first to tell you that the core foundation for the excellence he is able to demonstrate daily in school came from the multiple, on-going levels of loving care, disciplined skill-building, and broad exposure to a myriad academic, artistic, and practical challenges every human being needs to feel fully prepared to be a productive participant in the modern world. Thank you.

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April 29, 2010
Live Oak nurtures and teaches the whole child. They allow children to develop and have an early childhood rich in play before introducing academics. The teach the head, heart and hands whereas most schools just teach to the test. I love the hands on education rich in arts and music. Live Oak is a beautiful and wonderful place where children thrive and childhood is preserved instead of rushed.

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April 29, 2010
I love the dedicated teachers who treat my child with such caring and respect. They bring out all the gifts my child has inside her and I am so grateful for the Waldorf education she is receiving at Live Oak. It's a dream come true being a part of this community.

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April 28, 2010
Live Oak embraces the whole child whereas other schools accept the partial and conditional one.

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April 28, 2010
My daughter has gone to this school since age 5 - she's now 10 - and she has thrived! The school is also an all-around wonderful community for all members of the family.

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April 24, 2010
Nurturing environment where children learn through experience, not just memorizing facts. Wonderful music and art education, along with strong academics. Every child is honored. Beautiful 40 acre campus full of opportunities to explore and learn in nature.

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April 21, 2010
Great unique learning environment made fun a creative and very participant. Where I am going to send my child! :D

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April 19, 2010
It supports healthy, natural development of the physical body, mental capacities and emotional abilities of all the children who attend Live Oak Waldorf School. It has a beautiful campus; a friendly, talented and wise faculty and administration. Children are not as pressured to be cool or a certain way as in many schools these days.

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March 23, 2010
I am a teacher and a parent at this school. I love the campus and the possibilities that it offers, the teachers for their dedication and love, and the other families for making the community a healthy example of adult interactions. The curriculum is based on child development and not inappropriate testing. Children have lessons in various arts, crafts, music, foreign language, gardening...such a rich environment. We love it !

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March 22, 2010
I went to live oak and I have to say it was better than any other school I've seen. The friends I made there will/are my life time friends. And I think you need to see it for yourself before you judge it.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2010
Waldorf teached the whole child, not just academics. This school is amazing. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are loving and the children thrive. I would recommend this to everyone.

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October 29, 2008
Terrible School my child went there and had a life changing experience if you know what I mean. She is now going to E.V. cain and loves it so much compared to the way they treated her at Live oak

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May 16, 2006
Very good school, especially best for young kids to nurture their minds early on. Level of parent involvement is high. Very strong in music and art.

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Live Oak Waldorf School
410 Crother Road, Meadow Vista, CA  95722
(530) 878-8720
Last modified Live Oak Waldorf School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Live Oak Waldorf School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top