Welcome to Walden Academy!

Walden Academy is a K-8 independent charter school. To request enrollment information, please call (530) 361-6480.

We currently have openings in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Click here to see Walden Academy's Local Control Action Plan (LCAP).

Current News & Updates

The 2nd Open Enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year (TK and Kindergarten) ends February 10 at noon . Please stop by and pick up an enrollment packet if you are interested.

"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 a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and textbooks and stimulates and nurtures a students' desire to learn. Students are exposed to a learning environment that helps them gain the knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices to be responsible citizens. 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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