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.
ANNOUNCEMENT: ROCS will move to 2600 Sumner Blvd for the 2023-24 school year.
M-F: 8am - 4pm
9400 Forum Dr
Raleigh, NC 27615
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.
The ROCS 2023-24 lottery application window closed on February 28th. We are still accepting waitlist applications. Our admissions lottery will be held on March 14th. See more about how to view our lottery by clicking here.
Click here for a glance at our 22-23 calendar.
2600 Sumner Blvd
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.
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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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!
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
Get In Touch
Location: 9400 Forum Dr, Raleigh, NC 27615
Telephone: (919) 424-7626
School Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm