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 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.
One Planet Living
Credo to become the world's first One Planet Living school.
Senior Projects Coming Soon
On March 13-16, at 6:30 PM each evening, the public is invited to observe the Credo class of 2017 senior project presentations at our new SOMO Village campus, 1300 Valley House Drive in Rohnert Park. The culmination of ten months of planning and work, the senior projects are self-directed research into an individual area of interest. In the past, Credo seriors have learned new skills, such as welding and furniture making, created films, video games, novels and graphic novels, and created service projects, such as training a therapy dog and teaching the blind to swim. Each project includes a presentation to the community, with visual aids. Please join us to see what the future holds!
Credo is Moving in March!
The Credo parent community recently met $50,000 matching challenge to support our new site needs! Nevertheless, we are still happy to receive your donations toward our new site expenses. Questions? Contact Credo board member Kelly Hennessy: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 35,000+ sq. ft. campus at SOMO Village. With 1900 homes, including a 300-unit retirement community of the San Francisco Zen Center (with 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. Read more here: