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Peace Valley's outdoor space needs some…

Peace Valley's outdoor space needs some attention! It is being overrun by weeds Later we will need help planting trees, flowers garden and orchard We will be organizing a few volunteer yard work parties through the summer and organizing them by grade level so families could get to know each other while they work We really need the help though so if the given dates don't work and you still want to help please just let us know! If you'd like to volunteer, bring:
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Offered for the first time in the Treasure Valley

Offered for the first time in the Treasure Valley The chance to learn a unique and beautiful wall treatment from a master artist and create a beautiful space for our students? Peace Valley is excited about the opportunity to bring light and life to the school through this beautiful and unique art form known as Lazure There are only 3 spots left and will be reserved in the order we receive forms with payment
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“Camping offers a wide range of experiences [and]…

“Camping offers a wide range of experiences [and] opportunities for self-discovery, learning and physical and mental wellnes,” says Omar McDadi, who works at Rouge National Urban Park in Toronto It can also help boost kids’ self-esteem and give them a chance to creatively solve problems that wouldn’t arise at home—how do you built a fire when it’s raining? What’s the best way to transport water to your campsite? What Kids Learn When They Go Camping | CBC Parents Beyond fun and fresh air, camping teaches kids valuable life lessons about taking risks, respecting nature and being active
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Progress!! New offices and classrooms are almost…

Progress!! New offices and classrooms are almost framed and new HVAC ducts installed. Next comes new plumbing for classroom sinks, overhead fire sprinklers. Stay tuned and watch the transformation. +2
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Take a look at the numbers. Education Week: Idaho…

Take a look at the numbers. Education Week: Idaho ranks No. 49 in per-pupil spending
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Do you have an armoire you’d like to donate for…

Do you have an armoire you’d like to donate for teacher classroom storage? We’re looking for large wood armoire/cabinets, 6. See example below.
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Volunteer Opportunity in construction, flooring, carpentry...

Help Needed in the following areas: construction, plumbing, carpet/flooring and carpentry. Please email info@boisewaldorf.org if you're willing to lend a hand in any of these areas.
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Finally, Lewis suggests, children today are too …

Finally, Lewis suggests, children today are too "unemployed" She doesn't simply mean the occasional summer job for a high school teen The term is a big tent, and she uses it to include household jobs that can help even toddlers build confidence and a sense of community "They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis tells NPR in a recent interview
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Peace Valley is contracting with Brown Bus…

Peace Valley is contracting with Brown Bus Company. We are now looking for drivers for the 2018-19 school year. We would love to have drivers from our own community.
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Learn more about our unique Middle School Program

This article is a wonderful explanation about Peace Valley's approach to Middle School We offer something very unique to students in the Treasure Valley Currently, there are open spots in 5th and 6th grades We will add a new grade each year until 8th grade "The curriculum in Waldorf schools honors students’ whole experience of their expanding world and finding their place in it Every aspect of learning in a Waldo

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.


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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