Principal, Julie Barry
  • Welcome to the Ruch Outdoor Community School Website! 

    Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! What an exciting journey we all have ahead of us this year as we celebrate all of our students and staff and their “Story of a Student”.

    My student story includes being an elementary student at Jefferson Elementary School, attending McLoughlin for 7th and 8th grade, 9th and 10th grade at Medford Mid High and then graduating from Medford Senior High in 1980. My student story and the educators that took the time and effort to know me by name, strength and need helped shape me into the teacher/leader that I am today.

    I am forever grateful and proud to be the principal of ROCS and work for an organization that puts students at the core of all decision making. Ruch Outdoor Community School focuses on outdoor, place-based education that gets the students unplugged and positively engaged. We experience high attendance rates, high academic achievement scores and students enjoy coming to school. The staff are committed to delivering rigorous, inspiring and relevant instruction and offering our students field experiences that creates memories and establishes skills and knowledge that applicable to their lives outside of school.

    We have open enrollment all year long and if your family is looking for a small, community OUTDOOR education for your children, give us a call at 541-842-3850 and schedule a tour.


    Julie Barry,

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