Welcome to Walden Academy!

Walden Academy is a K-8 independent charter school located in Willows California.  

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, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

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


Current News & Updates 

For the current 2014-15 school year, we have openings in Kindergarden, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Please join us for Good Morning Walden the last Friday of each month at 8:15 in the Parish Hall.
Thursday, May 28: Bike Rodeo, 3rd grade play "Character Matters" 6PM.
Friday, May 29: Good Morning Walden at 8:15 in Parish Hall.
Monday, June 8: 8th grade graduation and End of the Year Program
at 6PM at Memorial Hall.
Tuesday, June 9: Field day activities and the last day of school!!
"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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