Principal, Julie Barry
  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year at Ruch Outdoor Community School

    As Medford’s Premier Outdoor School, our mission includes offering students and their families opportunities to learn outdoors, engaging in relevant activities that help support the health and wellness of the community they live in and inspiring them with lessons that move them forward into being stewards of their natural environment.

    This year we are recognizing the passions of our students and offering experiences in Performance Art. Activities include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival who will be facilitating an 8 week theater residency, our PTO organization is funding a highly qualified orchestra teacher for our students in grades 3-5 and in the spring we will welcome the Meriwethers, a musical group that will bring to life some of the marvelous creatures that Lewis and Clark met and traveled with along their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Along with these, we invite you to our annual Holiday Musical Program in December.

    Our students include pre-school through 8th grade and our enrollment includes inter and intra district transfers. Our school practices open enrollment all year long!

    Ruch Outdoor Community School also offers Outdoor Education Experiences for other schools.

    Our program offers lessons and experiences in environmental education, wildlife conservation, sustainability and collaboration and team building. Our beautiful campus inspires and initiates the imagination of people of all ages.

    We offer our families and community members many opportunities to volunteer at our school. It is this type of support that plays a huge part in the overall success of our school. Contact the office if you would like to join our team of volunteers.

    Please call us and schedule a tour. We love our school and our student ambassadors are ready to share it with you.



    Julie Barry,

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