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17811 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476

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(707) 996-3849
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August 29, 2013
Our kids are excited to go to school every day. They are 6 and 9 so the real work of school has begun for them. The school fosters a love of learning and pure fascination that is rapidly disappearing in our digital age. The 2 year kindergarten program was daunting initially but has proved perfect for our children. Being the older child in the second year of kindergarten allows for even the smallest kindergarteners to be mentors to the younger kindergarteners. My husband and I are very involved in the school and have been from the first year that our child attended the school. This involvement allows us to be leaders in guiding the development of the school and of the culture of Woodland Star. The bottom line is that at 9 years old my child is able to read in two languages and feels confident to the point where she thinks testing is fun, plus there is a smile on my children's faces on their way to school in the morning.

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August 30, 2011
High academics taught with an integrated curriculum that uses art, music, and the environment to inspire students. It uses the Waldorf methods of education with inspires not only students but families also. It is open to all people from all backgrounds and has a welcoming environment. It uses the developmental approach to educating a child. My child graduated from this school from 8th grade and is now taking honors classes as well as high level foreign language, is very adept at music & computers. I have seen this system work first hand. I highly recommend this school for all children and families.

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November 03, 2009
I do not consider this school to be an 'academic' based institution. Although the learning experience is varied, the curriculum is dated, slightly skewed, and not practical, nor realistic for the times in which we live. The school environment tends to foster emotional/mental underdevelopment in it's students, as well as a fear of media based content in a general sense (TV, non-Waldorf approved reading materials, internet and computer based technology, so on). If I were to recommend this school at all, I would hesitantly recommend this school to any parent within the district who has a special needs child, or a child with autism-spectrum disorders. I base that recommendation solely on the fact that this school progresses at a much slower, less demanding pace than other 'typical' schools.

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October 01, 2009
The children have such a varied learning experience music cooking gardening as well as three r's

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September 16, 2009
Waldorf-inspired education & great teachers!

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February 02, 2007
in my opinion woodland is the best school for parents who care and want to be involved in there childs education. this school builds the foundation for a great future for all the kids.

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Woodland Star Charter School is a Waldorf Methods public school, serving families with children from Kindergarten through eighth grade. We offer a developmentally based curriculum, integrating rigorous academics and the arts. Our goal is to educate children to become creative thinkers, ready to positively influence the world around them.

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Woodland Star Charter School
17811 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA  95476
(707) 996-3849
Last modified Woodland Star 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.
Woodland Star Charter School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top