About Credo High School

CREDO HIGH SCHOOL IS A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL that is guided by the core principles Public Waldorf Education to deliver a college-prep program that ad­vances critical thinking, creativity, responsibility and initiative in public school students. Founded in 2011 to continue the education of­fered by our region’s six exemplary Alliance for Public Waldorf Education K-8 member schools, Credo is raising the bar for public high schools in Sonoma County—and establishing a repli­cable new model for public high schools nationwide.

We address our students as leaders of the future and help them to develop the capacities, compassion and values to address tomorrow’s challenges. Credo is a public high school that gives more, that asks for more, and that prepares its stu­dents to achieve more. 

Our rigorously academic Waldorf curriculum exceeds University of California ("a-g") admission requirements and includes a wide range of specialty subjects, including world languages, visual and practical arts, theater, music, social-emotional learning, movement, dance, physical education and biodynamic farming. Sports, clubs and extracurricular programs are a rich part of student life.

In recognition of the high quality of our academic program, the Univeristy of California has guaranteed admission to the top 9% of each Credo graduating class, and Sonoma State University has guaranteed admission to all Credo graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Credo is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

In early 2017, Credo will realize a long-held dream by moving to a permanent campus at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, planned to be the model sustainable community for North America. Planned in conjunction with the international nonprofit, One Planet Communities, the 1900-home SOMO Village will meet rigorous sustainabiliy standards, including generating all energy on site with solar, zero waste and zero carbon use. Credo is becoming the world's first One Planet School. Read more below.

Inside Credo

One Planet Living

Credo to become the world's first One Planet Living school.

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Open House Saturday Oct 15, 1 PM

Credo is Moving!

$50,000 Parent Donation Challenge!

2 Staff + 2 Teachers + 2 Board Members will match all new parent donations up to $50,000 received by September 26

Two each of our hard working staff members, two teachers, and two volunteer community members of our board have pooled their generosity to challenge past, current and future Credo parents with a $50,000 matching gift to support our new site needs! We have reached $40,000 and are looking for the rest! NOW is the time to double the value of your tax-deductible gift and help your student and decades of future Credo students to have a secure, sustainable and inspiring campus. You can help. Don’t delay! Questions? Contact Credo board member Kelly Hennessy: kahennessy@earthlink.net or 707-536-6214.

Please send your tax-deductible donations to:

Credo High      1290 Southwest Boulevard      Rohnert Park, CA 94928

In the memo line please write “New Campus Campaign." We can accept gifts of stock as well as cash, and Credo can receive gifts of appreciated stock without any capital gain—you get a tax benefit aligned with the current value and, as a nonprofit, Credo can sell the stock at current market value without incurring any tax. 

Above is a rendering of the exterior commons of our new 50,000+ sq. ft. campus at SOMO Village. With 1900 homes, including a 300-unit retirement community of the San Francisco Zen Center (including Green Gulch Farm and Greens Restaurant), SOMO is planned in partnership with the international nonprofit One Planet Communities.

One Planet advocates ten principles by which we can reduce consumption of resources, minimize negative environmental effects and maximize health and happiness. Credo is working closely with One Planet to become the world's first One Planet School. 

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