Running River achieves exceptional results by integrating leading educational methodologies while honoring the whole child in a loving and experientially driven approach.

What we do and why we do it: read our 12 points of exceptional child education


The Running River Learning Paradigm combines the finest qualities of the most highly regarded alternative schooling systems in the Western World. Its uniquely progressive and highly effective learning system offers a holistic, life-affirming, and democratic response to the challenges and future needs of the 21st century.

By focusing on how children learn and mature in critical thinking, creativity, and the skillful acquisition and application of knowledge, our learning system, like those upon which it is based, consistently delivers measurable outcomes that surpass the results of mainstream education and testing.

Our emphasis on compassion, character development, socialization, individual actualization, and stewardship of the earth consistently delivers a host of “immeasurable outcomes”  even more important for our children—and our society—as we embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.


Open House Tuesday, October 4, 9-10:30am

See our school in action, meet the Director and participate in student activities


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