Tice Creek School is the Walnut Creek School District’s K-8 public school. Enrollment is available to families who live within the Walnut Creek School District’s attendance limits and happens via the process of intra-district transfer. Students who are interested in attending Tice Creek must first register at their home school and then apply to attend via the process of intra-district transfer. Tice Creek becomes your home school once a learner is enrolled in our school.

In the Walnut Creek School District, Tice Creek is special since it is the only K-8 school in the district, and through our signature Project Oriented Learning activity. Students are challenged to focus on real-world issues with real-world consequences by approaching the Common Core State Standards curriculum by Project Based Learning (PBL). The approach includes the four C’s of 21st-century learning to be used by students: teamwork, critical thinking, innovation and communication. As students study a driving question, classes are also assisted by an industry expert to direct students and provide input on projects that have been attempted. A commodity or result that is frequently delivered to an authentic audience finishes with of PBL unit. Students are encouraged to participate in the cycle of inquiry in this process: asking questions, finding responses, and creating new questions along the way.


Mission Statement from School

Tice Creek School empowers creative minds with compassion and dignity to positively affect the world around them.


Vision Statement from School

Students at Tice Creek:

  • Collaborate with others efficiently by valuing different viewpoints, learning styles, and experiences.
  • Using a selection of appropriate strategies to connect to different audiences.
  • Think critically as information from different sources is found, processed and used.
  • Engage in the imaginative solution of problems.
  • Are inspired to apply what they study to positively affect the school and wider society.
  • They are thoughtful people whose acts fit with the vision and dedication of Tice Creek.

Tice Creek is an awesome place for kids to learn and develop. The experience of being here is enriched by the families and their dedication to making the school successful.

The employees are awesome and passionate and make learning enjoyable and meaningful. The school has a small community, a family-like one.

Tice Creek rates higher than 91.5 percent of California’s elementary schools. It also ranks 2nd in the Walnut Creek Elementary School District out of 6 ranked elementary schools.

Tice Creek’s student body is diverse. Racial composition: white (58.3%), Asian (15.2%), two or more races (13.3 percent ).

A free or reduced lunch is offered to 3 per cent of students. In the Walnut Creek Elementary School District, this is the lowest percentage.

This amazing school is located near the following schools in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Las Lomas High School
  • Northgate High School
  • Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
  • Acalanes Center For Independent Study
  • Foothill Middle School
  • Walnut Creek Intermediate School
  • Eagle Peak Montessori School
  • Valle Verde Elementary School

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our location on Boulevard Circle in historic Walnut Creek, California.