408 Pacific Ave, Willows, CA 95988 | 530.361.6480
Home of the River Hawks
Walden Academy is a K-8 independent charter school. To request enrollment information, please call (530) 361-6480.
We currently have openings in 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th grades.
Click here to see Walden Academy's Local Control Action Plan (LCAP).
Current News & Updates
We look forward to seeing all of our students and have the chance to meet before the school year starts on Tuesday, September 2nd. There is also a board meeting directly following. Please feel free to come and learn more about Walden Academy at the board meeting. Parent volunteer hours are given for attending.
|"We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the
universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect
the scenery in which it is placed is absurd."
~ Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 15 October 1859
Walden Academy was founded in 2011 by a group of teachers and parents who wanted to create a vibrant educational experience that challenges children and motivates them to discover, strive for, and achieve their full personal potential. They also wanted to incorporate active participation by parents, with the understanding that active parents offer additional motivation to students.
A Natural Resources-based curriculum was developed as a way to engage students beyond the classroom. Walden Academy is committed to high standards and a full partnership between families, students, and teachers. Such a partnership inspires students to reach their full potential.
The mission of Walden Academy is to provide a learning environment that
extends beyond the classroom and textbooks and stimulates and nurtures a
students' desire to learn. Students are exposed to a learning
environment that helps them gain the knowledge, skills, perspectives and
practices to be responsible citizens. Natural Resources Education
provides an avenue for this development that can engage the students far
beyond the classroom.
Walden Academy offers a curriculum that: