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Live Oak Waldorf School

Private | PK-8

 

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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted June 6, 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted April 28, 2010

Live Oak embraces the whole child whereas other schools accept the partial and conditional one.
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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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.
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Posted 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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Posted 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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Posted 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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410 Crother Road
Meadow Vista, CA 95722
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