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 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.
Whittenberg Country School plans to have three classes for next year: Mr. Whitten's elementary class, Mrs. Tenney's new elementary class for lower-grades, and the new kindergarten class. The regular enrollment period is currently open, but it closes at the end of July, and all of the spots are on a first-come, first-served basis, while room allows. Thus far, we've had a fair bit of interest in both the elementary classes and the kindergarten class, but with the two new classes being limited to half-sizes for their first year, space is limited.
While there is room, however, WCS offers families the option of choosing a part-time option, so that a family can both homeschool and be a part of WCS.
For more information about the school or the application process, please email WCS at firstname.lastname@example.org.