Little River Community School

1227 County Route 25
Canton, NY 13617-0136
     Tel: (315)379-9474
        
   
Grades: K - 12 | 72 students
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Little River Community School is an alternative school serving 33 students, grades K-12, in a four-room schoolhouse, in Canton, NY.
At Little River, we have a fundamental trust in children and their inherent motivation to learn about their world.
Children are given the opportunity to embark on their quest for knowledge and understanding at their own pace.
We provide many resources for this journey, including experience, support, encouragement, a variety of hands-on learning materials and opportunities for field trips.
With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, we create the "one-room school house" model where students of all ages work together in the same class.
Children are encouraged to understand and relate to the changing world around them.
Given the opportunity, the students develop self-reliance and confidence, enabling them to make decisions and to take responsibility for the results of their actions.
We nurture continued self-motivation rather than dependence on external motivation.
Little River students are encouraged to help one another and learn through cooperation.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 72 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Little River Community School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,938
Tuition Notes Tuition aid available for low and middle income families.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Crystal Light Mennonite School (48.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Mary's School (5.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary's School (5.1 miles away)
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  • CantonSt Mary's School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Roman Catholic)
    2 Powers St
    CantonNY 13617
    (315)386-3572
    Daycare / Preschool  (Roman Catholic)
    5.1 mi | 43 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PotsdamSt. Mary's Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    45 Lawrence Avenue
    PotsdamNY 13676
    (315)265-3511
      (Roman Catholic)
    12.7 mi | 96 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • OgdensburgSt Marguerite D'youville Academy
      (Roman Catholic)
    315 Gates St
    OgdensburgNY 13669
    (315)393-0165
      (Roman Catholic)
    20.9 mi | 86 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • GouverneurSt James Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    20 S Gordon St
    GouverneurNY 13642
    (315)287-0130
      (Roman Catholic)
    21.2 mi | 129 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • NicholvilleSt Therese's Academy
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 128
    NicholvilleNY 12965
    (315)328-4027
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    26.3 mi | 20 students | Gr. KG-8                      

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