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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.

The program consists of 3 days in class and 2 days at home. The class day begins with morning circle, where developmentally appropriate verses, song, and movement meet the needs and pedagogy of the mixed class. Circle leads into Main Lesson as well as an array of specialty classes.There is also a Field Day, where the students take part in a series of field trips and nature walks, as well as outdoor classroom work. At home, the family will find ease and joy in the encompassing and rich elements of the Oak Meadow curriculum

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Grades Home Study Hybrid Program
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Rhythm
8:45 – Morning Circle
9:00 – Main Lesson/Specialty Classes
10:00 – Snack and Recess
10:25 – First Lesson
11:15 – Second Lesson
12:05 – Lunch and Recess
12:45 – Third Lesson
1:40 – Dismissal

8:45 – Morning Circle
9:00 – Field Trip / Outdoor Classroom
12:05 – Lunch and Recess
12:45 – Early Dismissal
The rest of the week is spent at home
utilizing the Oak Meadow Curriculum.
For more information about enrollment in the Grades Home Study Hybrid Program, please visit our enrollment page.

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9601 Lake Natoma Drive,
Orangevale CA 95662
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