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New Waldorf Charter School Opens

When Rudolf Steiner established the first Waldorf school in Germany in the early 1900s, his goal was to create a child-centered educational experience. The philosophy caught on and now there are more than 1,000 Waldorf schools around the world. Among them is Shade Canyon, a new Waldorf-inspired charter school in Kelseyville slated to open in September 2023. Those who are curious about the Waldorf approach are invited to a Shade Canyon introductory meeting, which will be held on March 12, 3–4:30 p.m., at the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church in Kelseyville. The meeting is free and childcare will be provided for a small, suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). Go to and for more information.