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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2024-25 Enrollment is NOW OPEN

Our 2024 lottery application is now available! Families can apply online through the ROCS SchoolMint portal before February 29th to be included in our lottery. Our admissions lottery will be held in March.

School Hours

M-F: 9am - 3:15pm
Weekends: Closed

Location

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.

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.

Grading

Coming Soon!

23-24 Calendar

Click here for a glance at our 23-24 calendar.

Future Location

2600 Sumner Blvd
Raleigh, NC

Principal Notes: February 20, 2024

Dear ROCS Parents, I hope you had a lovely long weekend! Last week was busy at ROCS, with field trips, guest...

Principal Notes: February 5, 2024

Dear ROCS Parents, We’re rolling along with plenty to keep us busy, and plenty to look forward to at ROCS....

Principal Notes: January 26, 2024

Dear ROCS Parents, I’m writing to ask for your help in boosting our enrollment for next year.   We have...

Principal Notes: January 6, 2024

Dear ROCS Families, I hope that your Winter Break provided you opportunities to reconnect with loved ones,...

Winter Faire Volunteers Needed!

Hi, Friends! I hope you're all excited for our 2nd Annual Winter Faire happening Friday, February 16th from...

Parent Circle Update

Happy February, ROCStars! We have a lot of excitement packed into this short month.  Take a look at all we...

Special Session Notice

The ROCS Board of Directors will hold a virtual special session on Monday, February 12, 2023 at 12:00pm to...

Parent Circle Update

Hello, ROCS Families! A couple of quick notes for this short school week are below.  Early Release Day: ...

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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Calendar

February 1, 2024
  • Prospective Families Tour

    February 1, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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February 13, 2024
February 16, 2024
February 19, 2024
February 28, 2024
  • ROCS BOARD MEETING LINK (new as of 7/5/22)

    February 28, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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February 29, 2024
  • Spirit Night @DEFY

    February 29, 2024  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    DEFY Raleigh, 5604 Departure Dr #100, Raleigh, NC 27616, 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.

Note: In 2023-24, our school will move from its current location to a new, bigger building just a few miles away at 2600 Sumner Boulevard.  Apply today!

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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: 2600 Sumner Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616

Telephone: (919) 322-2615

Fax: (919) 322-2634

Email: info@raleighoakcharter.org

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