Your child’s happiness, education, and future matter to you. They matter to us, too. With Blue Oak, you can find the education you’ve hoped for and the unique instruction your child deserves. Here’s how to make it happen:
1) Schedule a tour.
2) Learn all of the proven benefits of the Waldorf curriculum.
3) Enroll your child on an enriching educational path.
To begin the enrollment process, please fill out the Student Interest Form which gives us basic information to prepare for enrollment. If you are specifically interested in Kindergarten Enrollment make sure to also visit our Kindergarten page to learn more.
We are a free public charter school. Enrollment is open to all children in grades K-8. We endeavor to accommodate all students who apply for admission. When applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, we will hold a Lottery and generate a waitlist for the following school year.
Preschool Program Development
Blue Oak Charter School is currently working on developing a Waldorf-inspired Preschool Program with the goal of starting our first class in the Fall 2024. For more information regarding this program, please visit our Kindergarten page.
To register a child in a California public school you will also be required to provide the following documentation with your Enrollment Packet.
1) Proof of date of birth
(birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other legal proof)
2) Proof of residency (2 forms of proof required)
3) An immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department
Documents & Resources
To enter in the fall of 2020, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020. To enter Transitional Kindergarten (T-K), a child must turn five between September 2, 2022, and December 2, 2022.
*At Blue Oak we place T-K and K students in the same classroom.
If there is an immediate vacancy your child can be enrolled mid-year. If there are no current vacancies, your child will be added to the waitlist based on the date and time your Student Interest Form is received.
If the number of students who wish to attend exceeds the available capacity, a random public lottery will be held and a waitlist will be generated. According to our Charter, the following receive preference for admission:
- Existing students
- Siblings of existing students
- Children of Blue Oak staff
- Children and grandchildren of Charter Council Board members
- Students enrolled in McManus Elementary school or reside in its attendance area
- Students who reside in the Chico Unified School District
Waldorf pedagogy is developmentally based. It is important that your child is developmentally ready for the curriculum that is presented at each grade level. Also, older students in a class are typically more successful than younger students. We strongly urge parents to allow their child 2 years of Kindergarten whenever possible and to heed any recommendation of our experienced Kindergarten teachers. Depending on your child’s birthday, they may be eligible for 1 year of Kindergarten, but their birth date is not the only factor considered. Those Kindergartners that fall into the younger group (birthdays between June 1 – September 1) are typically recommended for an additional year of Kindergarten. Teachers will make their recommendations to parents around the end of January.
* If your child begins Kindergarten as a T-K student, they will be required to do another year of Kindergarten.