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Orchard School
6550 Filbert Avenue, Orangevale

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River School
9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale

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Tahoe School
Truckee, CA

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Over the past eighteen years, Golden Valley students have contributed to making countless numbers of art pieces. One of the most monumental art pieces is the hand carved wooden sign Mrs. Keyser-Petty made with the first graduating K-8 class of Golden Valley.  The sign was meticulously created and finished in 2008.  

After carving the name of the school and logo in this solid block of wood, the students carefully etched their signature by hand.  This piece of art and gift to the school was the last project the first graduating K-8th grade students created together. This sign represents a solid foundation for Golden Valley and a long bond of friendship.

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.

  • 03 Oct
    Finance Committee Meeting 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

    The Finance Committee will meet at the Orchard School in Room 9. All Board of Trustees and Finance Committee meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, unless otherwise noted on the posted agenda. Agendas,

  • 10 Oct
    Board Of Trustees Meeting 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

    The Board of Trustees (BOT) will meet at the Tahoe School. All Board of Trustees and Finance Committee meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, unless otherwise noted on the posted agenda. Agendas, minutes,

  • 03 Nov
    Festival of Light All Day

  • 03 Oct - 04 Nov
  • 07 Nov - 14 Nov
  • 05 Dec - 09 Jan
  • 16 Jan - 13 Feb
  • 28 Feb - 13 Mar
  • 03 Apr - 01 May
  • 04 May - 29 May
  • 05 Jun - 05 Jun

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