Walden Academy Teachers:
Mrs. Snider Kindergarten
Mrs. Wortham 1st Grade
Mr. Kelly 2nd Grade
Mrs. Seegrist 3rd Grade
Mrs. Messatzzia 4th-5th Grade
Ms. Vogt 4th-5th Grade
Mrs. Ryan 6th Grade
Mrs. Stewart 7-8th Grade

Welcome to Walden Academy!

Walden Academy is a free public charter school in Willows, California, serving grades TK-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 have some openings for this school year and a few openings for the 2016-17 school year.

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

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Job Opportunities at Walden:
We anticipate having 1-2 openings for classroom teachers.  Interested parties should visit for more details.
Message from State Secretary of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, regarding a release of student information in the Morgan Hill case is available on the drop down menu under Parents. We urge you to read this information carefully.  If you decide to "opt out" the link is available in Mr. Torlakson's message. This must be completed by April 1st, 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Zabell or Mrs. Tefs at 361-6480. 

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. 

Please join us to review the updated 2015-16 LCAP and hear more about our plans for 2016-17

at our next scheduled board meeting
May 24, 2016 at 5:15, room 2.
"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. Walden is committed to high academic and behavioral standards and a full partership between families, students and teachers.  Such a partnership inspires students to even greater heights. 

Mission and Vision Statements

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. 

Walden Academy Vision:
Creating a confident community passionate about lifelong learning.

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170 students
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