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 realized a long-held dream by moving to our 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 1600-home SOMO Village will meet rigorous sustainabiliy standards, including generating all energy on site with solar, zero waste and zero carbon use. Credo is the world's first One Planet School and has been awarded Planetary Leader status by the international nonprofit, Bioregional, Inc. the parent organization for One Planet Communities. Read more below.
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ZERO WASTE HOLIDAY FAIRE
On Friday, December 15, our One Planet Zero Waste team will host our Zero Waste Holiday Faire in the Commons, open to students during the school day and to the public after school at 4PM. Contribute good quality clothing, sporting equipment and all kinds of gift items in exchange for the opportunity to "shop" for free at the faire!
ONE PLANET SCHOOL
Worried about climate change? Credo is the world's first One Planet Living school.
CREDO NAMED PLANETARY LEADER!
Bioregional, Inc., the international nonprofit and parent organization for One Planet Living, recently awarded Credo its highest distinction. Our One Planet Action Plan has been endorsed by Bioregional's Expert Panel as demonstrating Planetary Leadership in One Planet Living. As the world's first One Planet School, Credo is leading the way for schools around the globe to adopt One Planet principles of Zero Carbon, Zero Waste, Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Materials, Local and Sustainable Food, Sustainable Water, Land Use and Wildlife, Culture and Heritage, Equity and Local Economy, and Health and Happiness.