408 Pacific Ave, Willows, CA 95988 | 530.361.6480
Home of the River Hawks
Walden Academy's API score for 2013 was recently announced...and it is 821! Congratulations to our teachers and families for this achievement!
We have a few spots open for this school year. Please contact our office at 530-361-6480 to enroll your student today.
Would you like your child to experience Walden's unique educational experience? Enrollment begins each year at 8:00 am on Dec. 15 and ends at noon on Jan. 15, with a second enrollment period beginning at 8:00 am on Jan. 25 and ending at noon on Feb. 10. If any of those dates fall on a weekend or a holiday, the next business day will be used.
If you're interested in enrolling your child in Walden Academy, we encourage you to attend a pre-enrollment meeting. Watch for those meeting times to be posted annually, with the enrollment period information.
|"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: