We are happy to announce the opening of Golden Valley Tahoe School! The Newcastle Elementary School District just approved the Golden Valley Tahoe School for a five-year charter. A large group of forty enthusiastic children and parents made the trek down from the Truckee area to the Newcastle Elementary School District office to show their passion, hard work, and love for public Waldorf school education.
These founding families were warmly welcomed by the district Superintendent, Denny Rush, and shared passion, dedication, and eagerness to work with the school board to offer their strength in keeping this community and commitment to public Waldorf education strong. The families are unified by the wish to provide the children of the Tahoe/Truckee region a solid, common core standards-based Waldorf Education and all wore shirts with the school logo to demonstrate this unification.
The Newcastle board of trustees vote was unanimous, and the room was filled with emotions of gratitude. These families have dreamed of this moment for years. This grassroots effort that began four years ago is now the Golden Valley Tahoe School and is a great option for children. Nothing of its kind exists in the Tahoe/Truckee area or Placer County.
This school will be in the Truckee area and is ready to serve the children from Kindergarten through second grade in Fall of 2018. Waldorf Schools worldwide are celebrating 100 years in the United States and now one more is joining in this 100th year anniversary celebration.