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Santa Rosa Charter School

1835 W Steele Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 547-2480


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"From its inception, Positive Discipline and parent participation have been the founding philosophies of the Cooperative. Positive Discipline teaches all our members, children and adults, respectful communication skills and personal responsibility. We expect all members of our community to model Positive Discipline while on campus so we offer training to students, parents and staff.
We are a parent cooperative. Research shows that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the child’s level of success increases. All our parents agree to participate in many facets of the school. Through participation, parents bring to the learning environment their knowledge, skills and interests and create a vibrant and caring community for our children.
Our educational philosophy incorporates an international perspective into an inquiry-based, multi-age classroom. In an inquiry-based classroom, the student questions drive the learning. Our hands on and real life activities support our expanding awareness and respect of other cultures and perspectives. Our focus is on teaching the children how to learn, how to ask questions, how to research and how to present information. Multi-age classrooms allow students the opportunity to succeed at their highest academic potential in a supportive environment.
Cross-age learning, mentoring, leadership development and cooperative learning promote a cohesive family environment. This environment frees each student to reach their highest academic achievement.
Excerpted from the preschool's website