Inspiring Greatness in Every Kid

Creekside Charter is a TK through 8th grade free public school located in Olympic Valley, CA serving students from Truckee, Tahoe City and surrounding communities.

Our Program

Our dynamic, collaborative learning model emphasizes experiential instruction, social and environmental consciousness, and an awareness of each student’s unique potential. Students are empowered to become positive contributors to society through partnerships with education specialists, parents, peers and the community.

Creekside academics inspire the greatness in each student and look to challenge, support and celebrate individual academic and outside passions. At Creekside, relationship building and the team effort between staff, students and families is unique, leading to empowerment in our kids’ education.

Relationships Matter

Student greatness starts with believing in their potential.  Every student should be known, supported and made to feel important.  By engaging families as part of our student’s learning process we are able to further build trust and lasting relationships with families that help to propel a student forward.  The positive nature of our community (teachers, parents, and students) allows students the space to learn and grow.

Academic Excellence

Students are guided to new levels through best teaching practices, mentoring with other students, intervention resources, parent volunteers and peer partnering. Everyone is a teacher! This approach cultivates joy for learning through connection and discovery. By improving a student’s independent work skills students are able to learn organizational skills and study habits that lead to success at the secondary school level and in life.

Developing The Whole Child

Creekside students have a unique opportunity to leave campus during the school day to pursue their individual passions, travel with family, or take advantage of outside learning opportunities. A Creekside education is not defined by four walls, but instead allows students to explore adventures and learning outside of the class. 

In addition to our core subjects, our classroom teachers are dedicated to the social and emotional growth of our students.  Weekly class activities center on student check-in, reflection, mindfulness and appreciation. 

The balance Creekside students have between academics, nature, sport, emotional growth and family is not only unique but also allows them to find success and happiness as they navigate through school.

Join Creekside for 2019-20

Creekside Parent Information Tours are complete, but private tours are always welcome.  Contact our Executive Director at jkraunz@creeksidesquaw.org to arrange.   

Visit with our Director, parents, and students.  See our students enjoying and learning at our beautiful Squaw Valley campus. 

Enroll Now for the 19-20 school year lottery.  Lottery will be held Monday, March 25th.