HEAD. HEART. HANDS.

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: ROCS will move to 2600 Sumner Blvd for the 2023-24 school year.

School Hours

M-F: 8am - 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Location

9400 Forum Dr
Raleigh, NC 27615

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.

Curriculum

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.

23-24 Enrollment

The ROCS 2023-24 lottery application window will open on January 1st, 2023 and run through February 28th, 2023.  Click here to learn more about our enrollment process.

Grading

Coming Soon!

22-23 Calendar

Click here for a glance at our 22-23 calendar.

Future Location

2600 Sumner Blvd
Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Oak Charter School

2021-2022 School Performance Update

Dear ROCS Parent/Guardian: I hope the school year has started successfully for you. As a parent/guardian of...

Parent Circle Update

Hello, ROCStars! We have a few Parent Circle updates for this short school week.  First, Friday, January...

Parent Circle Update

Happy New Year, ROCStars! Parent Circle is very excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Ms. Sarah...

Cancelled: December 2022 Regular Board Meeting

The ROCS Board of Directors will not hold their regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, December 28,...

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.

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All About ROCS

Learn how we guide students through their educational journey but nurturing each child’s head, heart, and hands. This video gives a glimpse into the student experience at Raleigh Oak Charter School.

Note: Our school will move from its current location at 9400 Forum Drive to a new, bigger building just a few miles away at 2600 Sumner Blvd.

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Testimonials

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

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Get In Touch

Location: 9400 Forum Dr, Raleigh, NC 27615

Telephone: (919) 424-7626

Email: info@raleighoakcharter.org

School Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm