Orchard & River
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Orchard School
916-987-1490
6550 Filbert Avenue, Orangevale

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River School
916-987-6141
9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale

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Mrs. Keyser Petty has served the Golden Valley community in many ways: as class parent for her son (now a graduate of Golden Valley), as Golden Valley Educational Foundation (GVEF) president, office sub, and most recently as the Handwork Specialist for 5th thru 8th grade. She learned everything she knows about Handwork from her Mom-mom (grandmother), and she thanks her for instilling a love all things handwork!

Golden Valley Charter Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Caleb J. Buckley, EdD. Dr. Buckley will oversee the Charter Management Organization, central office operations, maintain strong rapport with the school district and guide the schools through growth and expansion. He brings a wealth of wisdom and experience.

Dr. Buckley has a long history in Waldorf education and the charter movement. He grew up in the Bay Area and attended the Marin Waldorf School as a child in the late 70’s. After receiving his Master’s in Political Science and working in business and politics, Caleb completed a Waldorf high school teaching certificate in New Hampshire.

In 2015, Golden Valley Charter School became a Charter Management Organization (CMO), overseeing two schools. Our new name? Golden Valley Charter Schools for Educational Renewal. We are a nonprofit entity that currently manages two charter schools, Golden Valley River School and Golden Valley Orchard School.

  • 05 Sep
    Labor Day-No School All Day

  • 14 Sep
    Parent Information Meeting-Orchard School 08:45 AM to 10:45 AM

    We welcome you to attend a Parent Information Meeting (PIM) which includes an optional walk through the grades and kindergarten tour. After the meeting, an application form will be made available to you

  • 14 Sep
    Board Meeting 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

  • 05 Sep - 14 Sep
  • 21 Sep - 08 Oct
  • 10 Oct - 09 Nov
  • 11 Nov - 14 Dec
  • 26 Dec - 18 Jan
  • 08 Feb - 08 Mar
  • 05 Apr - 07 May
  • 08 May - 30 May
  • 07 Jun - 07 Jun

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Golden Valley Charter Schools Central Office
1000 River Rock Drive, Suite 220, Folsom CA 95630
Phone
(916) 597-1478
Fax
(916) 529-4160