For the past 25 years, Camellia Waldorf School (CWS) has been a beautiful example of Waldorf education in Sacramento. Today we celebrate what is great about our school and look forward to the future. We envision a future that continues our excellent work and leads to greater strength, stability and sustainability. To ensure that Camellia continues to thrive for next 25 years, providing a well-rounded and rigorous education for our students and generations to come, the time has come to make significant decisions about the years ahead. Building our Future focuses on two key areas explained below.
The first piece of Building our Future addresses our campus. Demand for our quality programs has outgrown our current space. We need to either transform our current campus or find a new site that can better accommodate our school, giving teachers and students the quality space that will more easily facilitate inspired teaching and engaged learning.
As Camellia children graduate from our school with above average test scores, and well prepared for the rigors of high school, the second piece of Building our Future will focus on our continued commitment to sustaining and growing a strong Middle School program. We have identified ways to enhance the curriculum through the purchase of additional science and math equipment and increased professional development for our faculty and a dedicated science lab as part of our new or transformed campus.
We challenge the Camellia community to envision what could be, both now and in the future. Building our future will strengthen the foundation to help prepare CWS for the years ahead.
Building our Future will add to the current reserves of almost $50K that CWS has already established in a Building Fund. The money is reserved for relocation or facility improvements. In 2012, you generously supported our Fund-a-Need for Creekside and Grounds Beautification. Remaining funds of $14K are in reserve opening our move to a new campus.
Our goal for this year is $38,000. Our successful accomplishment of this goal will bring our collective reserves to an impressive total of $100K, allowing us to strongly position ourselves for a possible move, improvements on our existing campus and additional support for bolstering our Middle School program.