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At RVC, students are given the tools to follow their natural curiosity and explore their interests. RVC’s approach fosters both independence and collaboration, nurtures social and emotional development while encouraging academic achievement.

Putting the “Civil” Back in Civil Discourse

December 13, 2018

A highly poignant article for our times…locally and nationally.  Click here to read what some awesome students are doing to change the way we communicate and how we approach problem solving!  

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The “Wait til 8th” Movement…one teacher’s perspective.

November 30, 2018

As a mom with a current 8th grader, the teacher’s perspective in this article very much hits home.  The comparison from 2008 to 2018, with regard to our kids’ access to technology, strikes me as sad and unfortunate.   There are many reasons to “Wait til 8th” (in case you haven’t heard, it’s actually a…

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Ross Valley Charter Students reading to a golden retriever

Reading Dogs Have Tails Wagging at RVC

September 15, 2018

RVC is happy to introduce a new Reading Dog Program for the students of Ross Valley Charter. With the Reading Dog program, therapy dogs come to campus to listen and read with students on a regular basis. The dogs and their handlers are Therapy Certified Teams that are trained to work with children through Marin…

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Welcome to a New Year at RVC!

August 29, 2018

Ross Valley Charter welcomes our new teachers, students and families, as well as our returning community, to the 2018-19 school year.  We’re kicking off the year with a lot of joy, excitement, and inquiry. The RVC classroom teachers spent time over the summer digging into inquiry-based learning and students have jumped right in starting day…

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Ross Valley Charter award stating that RVC is the first-place winner in per-capita paper recycling in 2018

RVC Wins in Recycling Challenge

April 25, 2018

Ross Valley Charter School took part in the annual Keep California Beautiful K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge Competition to challenge ourselves to see just how well our in-house recycling systems work in our first year of operations. The Keep California Beautiful organization runs the Recycling Challenge to help educate communities about the importance of proper recycling…

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Ross Valley Charter Receives Two New Grants

April 16, 2018

Ross Valley Charter Director Luke Duchene is happy to announce our school has recently received two significant grants totaling $475,000! The first grant, for $150,000 from the Hastings Fund (Reed Hastings is Founder and CEO of Netflix). Reed Hastings was a member of the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2005, and was…

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RVC Playground Build – A Huge Effort and a Fantastic Success!

March 25, 2018

Huge thanks to the volunteers who came out to install RVC’s play structure, which will be ready for play on March 27th.  This playground was the result of a lot of planning and preparation by RVC staff, parents, and Alumni. Thanks to Brian Sagar for creating an epic video of the team’s heroic effort!  

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A photo of White Hill Campus, where Ross Valley Charter was located from 2017-2019

Ross Valley Charter School Asks for Fair Treatment of its Students

March 16, 2018

Ross Valley Charter School (RVC), a TK-5 public charter school in Fairfax, filed a petition today to require Ross Valley School District (RVSD) to follow California law and treat RVC’s public school students fairly in its allocation of facilities. The petition was filed in Marin Superior Court. Click here to see the full text of…

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Ross Valley Charter Students write poetry while sitting on the floor of the de Young Museum

Field Trip to the de Young Inspires Reflection

March 1, 2018

Ross Valley Charter 4th and 5th graders visited San Francisco’s de Young Museum to write poetry inspired by art in the “Revelations: Art from the African American South” exhibit. The paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts created by 22 acclaimed African American artists led students to think deeply about the black experience in America. Below are two poems…

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An image or Ross Valley Charter School at White Hill in Fairfax, California

RVC Asks District to Negotiate Facilities

February 19, 2018
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