Welcome to Walden Academy!

Walden Academy is a public school in Willows, California. 

We serve students in grades K-8.

If you don't already know Walden Academy, please come for a tour of our school.  We offer a broad educational program with a low student to adult ratio.  To request enrollment information or schedule a tour, please call (530) 361-6480. 

We are enrolling NOW for the 2015-16 school year.  We have openings in the following grades:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

1149 W. Wood Street ● Willows, CA 95988(530) 361-6480

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Local Control AccountabilityPlan (LCAP)

Click here to see Walden Academy's LCAP for 2013-14.

Click here to see Walden Academy's LCAP for 2014-15. 

Current News & Updates 

The office will remain open throughout the month of June
Other hours by appointment
The office will be
CLOSED July 1-10
We will REOPEN July 13th from 9:00-1:00
School begins August 27th
"We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect the scenery in which it is placed is absurd."
~ Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 15 October 1859

Walden Academy was founded in 2011 by a group of teachers and parents who wanted to create a vibrant educational experience that challenges children and motivates them to discover, strive for, and achieve their full personal potential. They also wanted to incorporate active participation by parents, with the understanding that active parents offer additional motivation to students.

A Natural Resources-based curriculum was developed as a way to engage students beyond the classroom. Walden Academy is committed to high standards and a full partnership between families, students, and teachers. Such a partnership inspires students to reach their full potential.

Mission Statement

The mission of Walden Academy is to provide an innovative learning environment that extends beyond the classroom. Science and challenging academics encourage students to collaborate and exceed in all aspects of life as modeled by family, school, and community. Natural Resources Education provides an avenue for this development that can engage the students far beyond the classroom.

Walden Academy offers a curriculum that:
  • Meets and exceeds state standards through a standards-based curriculum that uses natural resource-based education as integrating context for learning.
  • Allows students to actively participate in learning projects as a way of applying their knowledge.
  • Uniquely uses its surroundings to make its education program relevant, team-focused, and community-oriented.

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The first day of school is August 27th
See you then!

Our School

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153 students
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