About Our Village

The Village Charter School, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit,  independent, public charter school in Santa Rosa serving children in Sonoma County as part of the Windsor School District. We currently host 105 students, with five multi-age classrooms, grades K-8.

OUR MISSION is to provide an ecologically-conscious, multi-  cultural, creative, and meaningful educational experience in a  small, positive, and peaceful school environment.

Empowerment and Sustainability

On our campus, we practice and promote organic gardening,  solar power, composting, reducing, reusing, and recycling. We  provide nutritional education and have a wholesome lunch  policy. We encourage environmental exploration and learning  via weekly hikes. We also guide projects designed to affect  change across our county. Each year, our middle school  students create their own individual Make-a-Difference  projects, which last year included:

  • cleaning up Santa Rosa Creek
  • collecting clothing for local homeless shelters
  • raising money for solar suitcases needed at health facilities without reliable power
  • visiting senior centers
  • walking dogs at the Humane Society


These curricular aspects and lifestyle activities are an integral part of every Village classroom and every Village student's education. We believe such knowledge and experience are rightful elements of every child's learning and development.

A Collaborative Vision

We at the Village have a strong connection to our region. Many Village families work the land and own local businesses that provide enriching and sustainability-conscious products and services. We weave into our teaching local and nonprofit organizations that support our ideals and give our students the opportunity to contribute to the community. 


Our intention is to expand our ecological programs, co-exist with partner organizations at our wonderful new multi-school site, and establish ourselves as a valuable community resource; teach sustainable agriculture, grow fresh produce, create an outdoor learning laboratory, and provide educational workshops.


We wish to partner with equally motivated community organizations to advance our common goals of empowering youth, affecting change, and strengthening families and communities. Such cooperative efforts will enrich each participating entity, create mutual sustainability between groups, and broaden our collective reach into the community.

Community Rewards

Nonprofit investments and alliances would greatly and positively affect the integrity and growth of our school and its programs, enhancing our ability to spread eco-literacy throughout our community, share combined resources and knowledge, and provide inspiring and healthful educational opportunities for children and families throughout Sonoma County.

Community Alliances

At the Village, our sense of community and purpose extends beyond our campus. We are actively seeking new partnerships with local community organizations who would like to invest in, sustain, and strengthen our common goals:

  • to empower youth, affect cultural change; and strengthen students, families, and communities across Sonoma County
  • to promote social responsibility & cooperation
  • to teach children about sustainable agriculture and healthy eating
  • to offer a place where such educational opportunities and resources are available to all

Please contact us to share your interest and ideas.

Village Charter School
2590 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95401