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The Fair Oak campus is comprised of 13 acres, 5.5 miles off of Interstate 80. It was opened in 1976 and has had over 750 students graduate from its Waldorf Teacher Training, Consciousness Studies and personal and professional development courses over the years. Since then, facilities, programs, staff, and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of the community.
RSC's full-time and part-time classes are held throughout the year (Autumn, Spring, and Summer), plus Summer sessions for professional development and deepening opportunities. Most classes are in the day, although some evening and weekend classes are available to both students and local community members. Our community education courses offer short-term classes, open-entry/open-exit formats for auditors of some of the Foundation Program courses, and special interest workshops and seminars.
If you are thinking about coming to Rudolf Steiner College, there are a few things to consider. Below is a list of suggestions from the RSC community about preparing for your move, choosing where to live, and where to send your children to school.
Rudolf Steiner College is located in Fair Oaks, California, approximately 15 minutes east of downtown Sacramento. The College is near the magnificent American River Parkway that offers scenic opportunities and activities such as hiking, fishing, and bicycling. Fair Oaks is surrounded by a variety of suburban neighborhoods that include single family homes, townhouses, and apartments. There is a wide variety of shops and businesses in the area, many are locally-owned, and there are also larger chain-stores.
If you are moving to the area to attend courses at RSC, we encourage you to take into consideration the commute time, as well as what is important to you. Scattered around Sacramento are anthroposophical organizations and school communities, including:
While it is possible to ride a bike and to take public transportation in the area, Sacramento County’s urban sprawl is designed for automobile use. If you are thinking of living off-campus, there are bike trails you can use to get to campus or you may need a car. Living on our alcohol- and drug-free campus is an option for students. To learn more about our campus housing, please visit our Housing page.
For more information on local public transportation, please visit www.sacrt.com.
Fair Oaks is primarily located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley with easy access to the mountains (1.5 hours by car), the ocean (2 hours), San Francisco (1.5 hours) and to Yosemite National Park (3 hours). There are also several charming, historic Gold Rush-era villages located nearby (30 minutes-to-two-hours by car).
Fair Oaks area weather ranges from hot, dry summers to cool and wet winters. Autumn and spring boast lovely mild weather. Students will want to have warm clothes for the frosty winters and loose, sun-protectant clothing in the summers.
There are eight independent and public Waldorf schools near RSC. The Sacramento Waldorf School (www.sacwaldorf.org) boasts a pre-K-12th grade curriculum, is the most established school in the area and is right down the hill from Rudolf Steiner College. Camellia Waldorf School (www.camelliawaldorf.org) is located south of the downtown Sacramento area and is perfect for urban families seeking a Waldorf curriculum. Applications for most Waldorf schools are due in the winter of the preceding school year. Some schools accept applications throughout the year for spots that may become available. Other schools include: