NEVADA COUNTY CHARTER SERVICES AUTHORITY
10085 Adam Avenue
Grass Valley, Nevada
Yuba River Charter School was the first public charter school in the United States to be guided by the principles of public Waldorf education (Rudolf Steiner’s developmental model of the child). Our vision for a charter school using Waldorf-trained teachers began years ago, due to the active interest of many local parents and teachers.
In July 2007 Yuba River Charter School joined with five other charter schools in Nevada County to form a county-wide benefit charter authorized by the Nevada County Office of Education and Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. This collaboration has allowed the schools to purchase business services together and form a JPA for special education purposes. It also allowed YRCS to become a non-profit public benefit corporation which entitles the school to apply for many grants and funding opportunities that benefit only non-profit organizations.
We engage the mind, enliven the imagination, and strengthen the will through an education that nurtures the head, heart and hands of the individual. Our rigorous curriculum meets the California state standards, integrates the arts in everyday life and develops capacities within each student, inspiring life-long learners to reach their highest potential.