Running River School

1370 Forest Park Cir,
Lafayette, CO, 80026
Tel: (303)499-2059
Grades: K - 9 | 34 students
Running River School is dedicated to meaningful, intelligent, experiential and contemplative education.
We are a small school that is able to balance every aspect of education: an excellent academic program including all subjects as well as an integrated yearly environmental theme; the Arts; contemplative practices; nourishing a foundation for life long health (physical fitness and homemade organic lunches); teaching life skills, spending weekly time in nature, and a strong emphasis on communication and social skills.
We build community through parent involvement and education, and school service projects both locally and globally.
We seek to transform our present culture through building an alternative model of education based on deeply connecting children and parents to themselves, humanity and the planet.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 34 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 6%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Running River School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catalyst High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Petite Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Petite Academy (1.6 miles away)
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  • Louisville La Petite Academy
    (Nonsectarians)
    1970 Centennial Drive
    Louisville , CO , 80027
    (303)666-6719
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.6  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Louisville
    Bright Horizons at Louisville
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1818 Centennial Dr
    Louisville , CO , 80027
    (303)665-5511
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Louisville
    Fairview Montessori School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1501 Jefferson Avenue
    Louisville , CO , 80027
    (303)661-0343
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    2  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Louisville
    The Patchwork School
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    1428 Main St
    Louisville , CO , 80027
    (720)271-6729
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    2  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Lafayette Lafayette KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1305 Plaza Court North
    Lafayette , CO , 80026
    (303)665-0221
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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