About Credo High School
CREDO HIGH SCHOOL IS A PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL that calls on the proven principles of Waldorf education to deliver a college-prep program that advances critical thinking, creativity, responsibility and initiative in public school students. Founded in 2011 to complete the K-8 education offered by our region’s six exemplary Waldorf charter 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.
We currently have a substantial garden and envision growing into a farm campus with a significant sustainable agriculture component where students learn science, respect for the earth and practical skills particularly relevant in agricultural Sonoma County. Sports, clubs and extracurricular programs are a 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.
Open House March 12 at 1:00
Credo Charter Renewed!
On Jaulary 19, the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Trustees approved Credo’s petition for a 5-year renewal of our charter. Superintendent Rob Haley and district staff recommended approval, and the board gave unanimous and enthusiastic support after an approval motion from Trustee Marc Orloff.
This comes as the culmination of directed work between Credo administration and district staff that began last summer. The process was wonderfully collaboratively and unusually smooth. Big thanks and congratulations to Andrea Akmenkalns for her hard work on the charter document.
Our board president, Maria Martinez, our vice-president Patty Yardley and I each spoke briefly at the meeting, acknowledging Credo’s growth and successes and honoring the district board for their support in recent years. I want to particularly acknowledge Maria Martinez for her tireless optimism and fierce positivity. Her commitment to proactive communication and building collaborative relationship has helped turn an adversarial relationship into a true partnership. This is a powerful example of the intention behind Waldorf education—to bring forth more peace in the world.
Gratitude and congratulations to all as Credo looks toward our next five years of excellence!
Chip Romer, Executive Director