School Community Expectations
In order for Credo to function smoothly, we need the conscious help and cooperation of parents, students, staff and community members. Specific expectations are detailed for enrolled students and families in our School Handbook and are affirmed by signing our required Participation Agreement. Below are general expectations:
What Parents and Students Can Expect from Credo
- Credo will recognize each child as an individual and support each individual to his or her greatest potential.
- Credo will provide direction and support that ensures preparation for college and for life.
- Credo will provide a full breadth of educational experiences in accordance with the Waldorf curriculum.
- Credo will provide a rigorous academic curriculum in alignment with State of California graduation requirements and University of California admission standards (known as A-G Requirements).
- Credo will teach core competencies as articulated in California state standards.
- Credo will nurture an atmosphere of respect and promote the development of a sense of service in our students.
What Credo Expects of Parents
- Credo expects parents to acknowledge that, while there are many ways to teach, our commitment is to use a curriculum inspired by Waldorf education.
- Credo expects parents to embrace Waldorf education, to educate themselves about Waldorf education and incorporate Waldorf's ideals into daily lives and family dynamics.
- Credo expects parents to send students to school well rested, fed, and ready to learn.
- Credo expects parents to communicate openly and honestly at all levels.
- Credo requests parents to support the school financially with a voluntary monthly donation (but a student's enrollment is in no way dependent on family pledging).
- Credo expects parents to participate appropriately in support of the school, its faculty and administration.
What Credo Expects of Students
- Credo expects student to come to school every day rested and prepared to learn, participate and enjoy.
- Credo expects students to show all others the utmost respect at all times.
- Credo expects students to strive for their personal best, to think well, participate fully and expect excellence from themselves and others.