Why Support SunRidge School?
We are a public charter school in Sebastopol, California. While we are a public school, we are also a pledge-based school. This means that each family is asked to make monthly contributions to the school for each child enrolled.
Being a Waldorf-inspired school, our curriculum includes specialty programs such as handwork, games, art, music, and woodworking. Parent pledges and fundraising help pay for these programs. California is one of the lowest in the country for state funding per student. Simply put, we do not receive enough to pay for the type of curriculum we strive to provide. Pledging and fundraising pick up the difference and support these programs that are an integral part of our curriculum.
With our funds allocated to those expenses, we need to raise extra on top of that to pay for other school needs. This year we would like to expand our Gardening and Nutrition program which teaches cooking and nutrition, organic gardening, ecology and conservation using place-based education and eco-literacy to our over 260 students in grades K-8.