Arts and Nature Based Education

Member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education

Peace Valley Charter School has answered the call from families across the Treasure Valley for a free public school guided by the Core Principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.

Member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education


Whole Child Education

Each child is seen as an individual, and educated in rhythm with their own unique physical, mental and emotional development. Our curriculum is designed to develop your child’s capacities for physical well-being, social depth and creative free thinking.


Arts-Based Learning

Movement and expression fill our school. Teachers infuse academics with singing, painting, handwork, movement, drawing, musical instruments, storytelling, drama and dance. The arts are not a separate activity, but interwoven with instruction.


Connection to Nature

We incorporate sustainable living practices, environmental stewardship, and experiential learning through outdoor experiences, animal husbandry, and gardening skills.


Building Global Citizens

Learning a foreign language is not just an academic exercise but a gateway to understanding human beings who are different from us, with their own individuality and experiences of daily life.

What's Happening

Making lanterns

Lantern Making!

Great to see so many families at our open house and lantern craft today at the Boise Public Library!

Our Martinmas Lantern Walk will be held Saturday Nov. 11 at 5PM in Kathryn Albertson Park.

Paints in a classroom

What I Have Learned About Waldorf and Being Human

If you are considering Waldorf education for your child, this is a very personal and detailed look at what it can bring each individual child. It is a short article worth taking the time to read.

Harvest Dinner under the stars

A Perfect Night Under the Stars

Thank you all those who attended our first Harvest Dinner in support of Peace Valley. It was a perfect night under the stars with wonderful people and food.

Peace Valley Founders and Friends after approval at the State House


Peace Valley Charter was approved for authorization by the Idaho Public Charter Commission this morning to open Fall 2018, grades K-6 up to K-8.
Children with lanterns

Martinmas Lantern Walk

Join us for a lantern walk to celebrate Martinmas. Bring your own lantern and join us at Kathryn Albertson Park.

The Trail Ahead

Peace Valley Charter School will open as a free public school in the autumn of 2018. We have been approved to initially offer enrollment in grades K-6. Middle school grades will be added each year until we offer full K-8 education.

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