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A Country School

An old-fashioned school for the 21st century.

Whittenberg Country School is based on a family ranch, just to the west of Red Bluff, with over 50 acres of field and forest for youngsters to explore, study, and play in, with streams, ponds, playfields, treeships, school gardens, and more – at WCS, we have room for your kids to grow!

A School of Mastery

A small school with high expectations.

Whittenberg Country School is a School of Mastery, meaning that instead of an arbitrary curriculum schedule, students progress as they master each part of the curriculum; this means that students who need a bit more time will have it and students who are ready to move ahead can do so.

A Private School

A school apart.

Whittenberg Country School is Tehama County’s first and only non-religious private school; while faith-friendly, WCS does not promote any particular creed. Being a private school, WCS can establish and maintain a unique culture and community, one that promotes and protects our educational goals.

A School for Families

Working together for mutual benefit.

Whittenberg Country School is a school that allows for and encourages a high degree of family involvement; families can even reduce the monetary cost of tuition through our work-share program, wherein family efforts help to provide a high-quality education that is still affordable.

An Enriching School

Going beyond the basics.

Whittenberg Country School begins with the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, but also goes beyond to provide a rich and broad education, which includes daily science, history, geography, foreign language, P.E., visual & performing arts, and more, including regular field days and field trips.

The School


Opened in the fall of 2011, Whittenberg Country School will be a full K-8 program, starting with the 2014-15 school year. Located just west of Red Bluff, WCS is a small school with high expectations.

The Site


The Whitten family bought the property in 1919, and now six generations have lived on the land – with the new generation being among the first group of students for Whittenberg Country School. The 50-plus acres of land stretch from one side of the Reeds Creek Valley to the other.

The Students

The School

The current students come from as far as Corning and as close as around the corner, and are a diverse group of boys and girls, but all of them come to school to learn; every day, they are challenged and encouraged to move ahead, both academically and personally.

Blog Update

Mid-year Enrollments

The regular enrollment period for the next school year will run from March 1 to June 30, but Whittenberg Country School also can accept mid-year enrollments, as space allows.  Families interested in applying to WCS during the current year are invited to contact Mr. Whitten, the principal-teacher, at