Little River Community School

1227 County Route 25
Canton, NY 13617-0136
Tel: (315)379-9474
Grades: K-12 | 45 students
Little River Community School is an alternative school serving 40 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
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 45 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Little River Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,037
Tuition Notes Tuition aid available for low and middle income families.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

Nearby Private 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Canton
    St Mary's School
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 43 students
    5.1 miles
    2 Powers St
    Canton, NY 13617
  • Potsdam
    Grades: PK-6 | 96 students
    12.7 miles
    45 Lawrence Avenue
    Potsdam, NY 13676
  • Ogdensburg
    Grades: PK-6 | 86 students
    20.9 miles
    315 Gates St
    Ogdensburg, NY 13669
  • Gouverneur
    Grades: PK-6 | 129 students
    21.2 miles
    20 S Gordon St
    Gouverneur, NY 13642
  • Nicholville
    St Therese's Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 20 students
    26.3 miles
    Po Box 128
    Nicholville, NY 12965

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