As North Carolina’s first and only school guided by the principles of Public Waldorf education, we are dedicated to the optimal development of the intellect, social-emotional wellbeing, and physical capabilities of every student.


School Hours

M-F: 9am - 3:15pm


2600 Sumner Blvd

Raleigh, NC 27616

Quick Info

The ROCS Difference

In Waldorf Education, the learning process is threefold, engaging head, heart, and hands—or thinking, feeling, and doing. As a progressive public charter school in Wake County, ROCS is committed to ensuring more children have access to education that embodies the physical, social-emotional, and intellectual.


Our school marries the core principles of Public Waldorf Education and NC state standards. This hybridization guides our mission and centers our daily practice of teaching and learning. Click here to learn more about how we Waldorf.

24-25 Calendar

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Future Location

3400 Sungate Blvd
Raleigh, NC 

2025-2026 School Year

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Principal Notes: June 27, 2024

Dear ROCS Families,  I hope your summer is being filled with plenty of opportunities for relaxation and...

ROCS Summer Art Camp

ROCS will be hosting two weeks of art camp this summer, led by Ms Harbeson and Ms Campagna. Week 1 (July 29,...

Principal Notes: June 10, 2024

Dear ROCS Families, Whew! What a momentous year! As we wrap up the 2023-2024 school year, I want to express...

Parent Circle Update: Midsummer Edition

Greetings ROCStar Families, Parent Circle is excited to announce our summer meet 'n' greet and welcome all...

Parent Circle Update

Hello ROCStar families, and welcome to all of our newcomers! If you're looking to connect with our community...

ROCS Groundbreaking update

The ROCS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of our new facility in east...

Head. Heart. Hands. 

Raleigh Oak Charter School is North Carolina’s first and only charter school guided by the principles of Public Waldorf education. The school provides tuition-free education to all North Carolina students and is dedicated to the optimal development of the intellect (head), social-emotional well being (heart), and physical capabilities (hands) of every student.

Our Mission

Raleigh Oak Charter School is a community-initiated, environmentally conscious school guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education. Raleigh Oak Charter School nurtures the whole child through an integrated curriculum that cultivates each individual’s innate creative, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social capacities.


We are looking for more dynamic staff members!


July 24, 2024
  • ROCS School Tour/Info Session

    July 24, 2024  10:00 am - 11:00 am

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July 27, 2024
August 3, 2024
  • Schoolwide Playdate

    August 3, 2024  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park, 5229 Awls Haven Dr, Raleigh, NC 27614, USA

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What’s Special About ROCS?

Raleigh Oak Charter School teachers share their thoughts about the learning environment and special qualities that separate ROCS from other school options.



What Parents are Saying

We started at ROCS halfway through their first year and were enchanted with the classrooms, the teachers and the learning focus. Our son thrived in such a positive hands on learning environment and has always enjoyed the outdoor free play. He’s now in 2nd grade and his brother has joined the K class. This year has been consistently inconsistent, but the teachers have handled each turn with grace and kindness and we are so thankful for their caring and positivity.  – J. Crissman

It’s hard for me to be brief in talking about what I love about our school. I feel gratitude each day that I can send my child to a school where childhood is viewed as a precious and magical time. Academic lessons are reinforced with art, music and movement, which both deepens my child’s understanding of a topic and adds joy to the process of learning. I think my daughter probably would have been “okay” at any school, but at ROCS she is so much more than just “okay.” She is always excited for school and doesn’t associate it with pressure or anxiety. Her love for learning will serve her well for the rest of her education and life.
S. Leehr

We’ve been at ROCS since the beginning and my daughter has absolutely loved it. All her teachers have been most caring and hard working. I love the small community feel, and we both loved volunteering in the beginning (before I started working full-time). My daughter has made so many friends and loves all that she learns. We love all the specials and we love all outdoor time. My daughter couldn’t be more excited about going back full time and seeing more friends. – M. Simpson




Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 2600 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616

Telephone: (919) 322-2615

Fax: (919) 322-2634

Email: info@raleighoakcharter.org

School Hours: M-F: 9am - 3:15pm