IMAGINE ... a school where your child is happy and benefiting from:

A small school environment with a rich multi-cultural curriculum honoring the whole child
Academics taught in a meaningful, whole world and nature-based context
Intimate multi-age classes where the values of community-building and social responsibility are taught and practiced
A lively calendar of diverse cultural celebrations
A school program and community that thrive on parent participation and choice
Teachers who teach from the heart
A joyful, caring aftercare program

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 of children, 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 desire is to find acreage in Sonoma County where we can establish a permanent home for our school and coexist with other educational nonprofits also looking to evolve their programs and community contributions to their full potential.


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 and/or coexist on a shared property to 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, healthy eating, and how to cook their own food
  • to offer a place where such hands-on 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