Opened in the fall of 2011, Whittenberg Country School will serve grades 1-6 in the 2012-13 school year, and grow to serve grades 1-8 by the 2014-15 academic year. Located just west of Red Bluff, WCS is a small school with high expectations.
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 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.
While many schools are cutting back on (or even eliminating) field trips, WCS will have several each year, including a multi-day trip during our summer session. The summer trips will alternate between shorter, more affordable trips to relatively close locations and longer, more expensive trips to more distant locations. Last year's trip was to Lassen Volcanic National Park, this year's is to Monterey, and next year's will be a float down the Sacramento River. In 2015, we'll go to Washington, DC, followed by (probably) the Trinity Alps in 2016 and by the Pacific Northwest in 2017 (which will include a total solar eclipse!).
At WCS, we believe that field trip experiences are an important part of a rich and broad education.