Peace Valley Waldorf Charter

Peace Valley Charter School, members of the Alliance for Waldorf Public Education will open its doors in the Fall of 2018.


Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork

Charles Andrade, a parent and Lazure painter, talks about the powerful use of color throughout the WSRF campus, how the colors reflect the Waldorf pedagogy and how the colors meet the child at their developmental stages.


Multicultural Kid Blogs

The research is incontrovertible. Kids need recess. 12/20/2018

The first long-term study on how screen time affects children's brains suggests more than 2 hours a day could do damage A new government-funded study is analyzing how screens affect children's brains, with the first results showing two hours can have major consequences. 12/19/2018

Learning Styles: Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work Learning Styles: Why “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Work I am sure many of you have read or heard about the “5 love languages.” I have done my own share of research on this topic and found it fascinating that each person has their own love language in both the way they show love and wish to r...


Research Institute for Waldorf Education

“It looks like old-fashioned recess, but once a week, schools like Eagle Elementary are throwing open their doors open an hour early and giving kids the run of the place. Adults keep their distance, letting them tear through the halls, jump, shake, send things flying.”


Peace Valley Education Foundation

Winter Camp!!
Winter games, painting, Yoga and cooking are just a few of the activities your child will be a part of when you sign them up for the Winter Camp set for January 2-4. Time is running short and there is limited space.

What: Day Camp for students at Peace Valley
Where: Peace Valley Charter School and a Local Park
When: January 2-4 from 8:30 am to 4 pm (extended care option available from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm)
Deadline: Sign up for this camp by Friday, December 28th, at
Before/Aftercare student rate (regular time) $135
Before/Aftercare student rate (extended time) $160
General student rate (regular time) $155
General student rate (extended time) $180
Half day camp (8:00 - 12:00) $80 12/09/2018

Ignore the Flashing Screens: The Best Toys Go Back to the Basics

If you're buying gifts for children, go simple.

"The more we know about early brain development, the more we understand the need for play that is based on human interaction," Dr. Healey said. "There is no screen, video game or app that can replace the relationships built over toys." ~From a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics
#fosterimagination #waldorfworks #screenfreechildhood AAP policy statement on selecting toys in the digital age.


Research Institute for Waldorf Education

We need more of these people, gentle but ferocious defenders of children and childhood. Let us follow his example.

"Don’t be fooled by Mr Roger’s gentle demeanor. He was a ferocious defender of children, of childhood, and against the encroachment of commercial nonsense in a child’s world." 12/05/2018

The Early Show - Silicon Valley school: No computers in classrooms

What is the role and place for technology in the classroom? As teachers across the country turn to laptops and iPads as education tools, one school in Silicon Valley, Calif., has actually banned computers. Priya David... 12/04/2018

New Window Star Tutorial with printable pattern

As the landscape outside turns wintry, bring the warmth of color back into your days with a fun Waldorf inspired craft. I love making window stars out of kite paper. The way they seem to glow as the light shines through the translucent paper is almost ...


Teaching Literacy in Waldorf Schools


Educating Children For The Journey: Jack Petrash at TEDxRockCreekPark

The best way to do that is to educate our children to develop three essential capacities: a capacity for vibrant and vigorous activity, a capacity for a sensitive and yet resilient emotional life, and a capacity for clear, focused, original, thinking.

A wonderful and inspirational video from long time Waldorf educator.

Our world is changing at a rapid and dramatic pace. Every decade brings technological advances and unforeseen social change. So how can we prepare our childr...


Peace Valley Education Foundation

Our first Peace Talk is live!

It can also be found on our website.


Bonner County Daily Bee

Well done Sandpoint Waldorf!

Thanksgiving and the many things we can all be grateful for — as seen from the wonderful students at Sandpoint Waldorf School. Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!


Peace Valley Education Foundation

Don't forget to donate first thing tomorrow for #GivingTuesday. Donating early helps ensure we receive some of the matching funds from Facebook and Paypal. Help Peace Valley Education Foundation raise money for the school. Our fundraiser goes live at midnight!


Peace Valley Education Foundation

This Nov 27th is #GivingTuesday. Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook up to a total of $7 million dollars. Mark your calendar and start your own fundraiser for Peace Valley Foundation or make your donation here early on Nov. 27th.


Employment Opportunities | Peace Valley

Immediate need for an Aftercare Program Teacher, Games Teacher, Kindergarten Assistant, and Substitute Teachers.

Apply online at Peace Valley welcomes your interest in joining our staff! Peace Valley is the first public Waldorf School in the Treasure Valley. We are a community-initiated, tuition free school that educates students in the Treasure Valley, guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education. The need for i...


Peace Valley Education Foundation

Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for Harvest Camp! Harvest Camp runs from Nov 19th - 21st.

Deadline: Sign up for this camp by this Thursday, November 15th. Sign-up via the link below.

Harvest Camp
Baking hand pies, making beeswax candles, story time, and adventures at the park are just a few of the activities your child will be a part of when you sign them up for the Harvest Camp set for next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Time is running short and there is limited space.

What: Day Camp for students at Peace Valley
Where: Peace Valley Charter School and a Local Park
When: November 19th - 21st from 8:30 am to 4 pm


Peace Valley Education Foundation

You’re invited...

Peace Valley Education Foundation is putting out the call to artist and crafters that share the love of nature inspired artistry! We invite you to showcase your gifts and talents here for our community to see and celebrate this autumnal season!

Our school knows there is immense talent among our families! So we are encouraging all to share photos of your work for a possible “cyber store” in the making that would directly support our blossoming school in the near future!


Roots Forest School

Childhood is not a dress rehearsal for adulthood, nor is it a race. It is a separate, unique, and very special phase of life. And I’m afraid that we’re essentially wiping it out of existence due to a misguided belief that earlier is better.


Peace Valley Education Foundation

For a limited time only, place your order for Peace Valley Logo Wear, delivered to your home.


What Does the Future Want from Us?

Hear how Waldorf education prepares students for the future...the new smart.

What does the future want from us? Here's what local luminaries in business, science and arts had to say.


Waldorf Today

Our students sing every morning. We hope you enjoy hearing the songs at home as much as we do in the building. Learn about some benefits of vocal exercise and singing.

The scientists asked a group of teenagers to perform three choral exercises – humming, singing a hymn and chanting – and monitored their heart rhythms during each. They showed that singing has a dramatic effect on heart rate variability, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
“Song is a form of regular, controlled breathing, since breathing out occurs on the song phrases and inhaling takes place between these,” says Dr Björn Vickhoff, who led the study. “It gives you pretty much the same effect as yoga breathing. It helps you relax, and there are indications that it does provide a heart benefit.” 10/03/2018

Thousands wait for charter school seats

Here is some recently reported information on Idaho Charter schools. While Charter school have had success in Idaho it has great challenges compared to other states that more equally fund schools by sharing in local tax dollars. Charter's like Peace Valley do not receive any property tax dollars. More charter schools are popping up throughout Idaho, but not fast enough to meet the demand.


I Walk With My Little Lantern

A beautiful song for the upcoming season.

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby I Walk With My Little Lantern · Lorraine Nelson Wolf Come Follow Me, Vol. Two ℗ 2008 Public Domain Released on: 2008-01-01 Auto... 09/25/2018

Understanding Waldorf Education

We highly recommend this book to all parents, especially if you’re new to Waldorf education. Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy o... 09/25/2018

'Too much control': Pasi Sahlberg on what Finland can teach Australian schools

We are finishing the new Istation reading instrument for students K-3 this week along with the rest of the public schools in Idaho. It will provide us with a benchmark of their language skills in different areas. Parents will get details in conferences coming up in the next couple of months. Overall the experience was calm and without pressure for students. The same test will be taken again in the Spring to measure growth.

What are your thoughts on standardized testing? What do you think of the Finnish education system versus Australia's? Finland has highly autonomous teachers, an emphasis on play and almost entirely rejects standardised testing


Research Institute for Waldorf Education

Knitting , crocheting, needlepoint is something unique that Peace Valley offers its students. It’s wonderful to see children enjoying handwork at school. Several boys took theirs out to recess to continue. Learn more about the positive effects stated in this article.

" . . . research shows knitting and yarn craft, like other meditative activities, can “activate areas of the brain that are good for generating a sense of calm, (and contribute to) improved emotional processing and better decision making." 09/22/2018

'It's pretty easy to talk instead': pupils react to French phone ban

We love being device free. Theres lots of talking going on at Peace Valley. We hope you are finding the same at home too. Students and teachers on the new law aimed at detoxing teenagers from their screens


"Why Waldorf?" - film

A great video if you haven’t seen it before. Why did you choose Waldorf?

"Why Waldorf?" - a new film about Waldorf education and Marin Waldorf School. For more information, please visit


We have two new positions for an immediate opening. Special Education Paraprofessional and Spanish Immersion Classroom Assistant




1845 S Federal Way
Boise, ID

General information

Peace Valley is dedicated to recognizing each child's unique spirit. Children will learn reading and writing, mathematics, history, geography, and the sciences while learning to sing, play a musical instrument, draw, paint, work with wood, act in plays, and garden. They will learn fiber arts (such as knitting and sewing), speak a foreign language, and spend large amounts of time in nature. Peace Valley wants students to think critically and independently and to work harmoniously and respectfully with others. Peace Valley's curriculum delivers the content and competencies outlined in the Idaho Content Standards with the progression from Kindergarten through Grade 8. We provide an environment that nurtures a child's emerging capacities at each age and has a holistic focus on the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our community of students, staff, and parents. Peace Valley aims to bring forth healthy, confident, free-thinking, and self-directed children who are passionately engaged with education and empower them to contribute responsibly to the world and to appreciate the importance of peace, respect, and compassion.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:15 - 16:15
Tuesday 08:15 - 16:15
Wednesday 08:15 - 16:15
Thursday 08:15 - 16:15
Friday 08:15 - 16:15
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