Little River Community School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students39 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Little River Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,037
Tuition NotesTuition aid available for low and middle income families.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Albany
    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
    147.3 miles
    99 Slingerland Street
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 463-2247
    147.3 9-12
    114
  • Baldwinsville
    Grades: K-12 | 126 students
    113.7 miles
    7312 Van Buren Road
    Baldwinsville, NY 13027
    (315) 638-1069
    113.7 K-12
    126
  • Brockport
    Grades: PK-12 | 78 students
    166.8 miles
    60 Holley St
    Brockport, NY 14420
    (585) 637-4540
    166.8 PK-12
    78
  • Bronx
    Cardinal Hayes High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 945 students
    263.6 miles
    650 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 292-6100
    263.6 9-12
    945
  • Bronx
    Grades: NS-12 | 217 students
    260.6 miles
    1497 Needham Ave
    Bronx, NY 10469
    (718) 519-8884
    260.6 NS-12
    217

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