Muddy Creek Charter School

A Place-based Elementary Education in Corvallis, Oregon

Muddy Creek Charter School was established in 2008 to serve rural communities south of Corvallis. Its use of place-based education integrates the connection to our surroundings, community partnerships, and hands-on project learning activities to serve Kindergarten through 5th-grade students from Corvallis and beyond. Here are some fun facts about Muddy Creek:

  • We are a public school – it costs $0 to attend here, though we are a charter and that means we receive less money from the state. We ask our parents to help bridge that funding gap.
  • We have a place-based/project-based mission which means that in addition to normal standards-based classroom learning opportunities, our students spend 1-2 hours a day working on projects that are authentic and experiential in nature.
  • We are outdoor and nature enthusiasts! We are outside A LOT – including rainy days – interacting with and learning about our environment.

Enroll now for the 2024/25 School Year

Our school-wide lottery selection is over, but we are still taking applications for our 2024/25 school year! Most classes have a couple spots left, and we are also taking applications for waiting lists. Please complete this Enrollment Interest Form and/or contact our office manager to schedule a tour if you’d like to join the Muddy Creek community.

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Muddy Creek Charter School
30252 Bellfountain Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97333