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The Grades Home Study Hybrid Program is a unique opportunity for the melding of home and classroom-led instruction under the guidance and teaching of a Waldorf Trained and credentialed teacher. Golden Valley Charter Schools developed this program to meet the child in a multitude of ways. By offering an extension to the already rich Outdoor Kindergarten, families can continue with the strong rhythm and learning mentality that has gained foundation.

As a program that is integrated both within the classroom and the home setting, families can grow together through rhythm, curriculum, festival life, and community. The in-class component, led by a trained Waldorf Teacher with experience in grades 1-4, brings rhythm and academic foundation to the student.

Jason Bersamin, of Redwood Tree 8th grade, submitted an art piece for the yearbook cover art contest. His entry is now the cover art of the River School 2017-2018 yearbook. Since entering his art, he has touched up the painting, added a duck with ducklings, and frame. The title of the painting is The Pond of Dreams. When asked what his inspiration was, Jason replied “I’ve always thought that ponds are peaceful and so I thought that this time I would make a peaceful nature scene.” Jason used watercolors and created this piece in spans of and hour and a half in four days.


 Invite the family, bring a picnic, and join us for the Annual May Festival. There is still time to purchase Golden Tickets.This year’s Golden Ticket Raffle contains two exciting prizes. Our first prize package will include a paid stay in South Lake Tahoe with activities for the whole family to enjoy. While, our second prize package is for a family trip to Hawaii with lodging, activities and partial airfare all included! 

You can purchase your raffle tickets on May Day at the River campus or you can also buy them online at these links. 
All of the proceeds from the raffle and the art auction sponsors the Waldorf-inspired programs that are dear to us.  We hope to see you on May Day and we hope you’ll support our schools by bidding on your children’s art items and trying your luck with one of our Golden Ticket Raffles.  

Here is a sneak peak at the Art Auction happening in the River School MP Room after the May pole dances. 


We appreciate the generosity and support of our community.  


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Golden Valley River School
9601 Lake Natoma Drive,
Orangevale CA 95662
(916) 987-6141
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