Little River Community School

Tel: (315)379-9474
  • 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 TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students40 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeLittle 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
  • Canton
    St Mary's School
    Daycare / Preschool (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 43 students
    5.1 miles
    2 Powers St
    Canton, NY 13617
    (315)386-3572
    5.1PK-KG
    43
  • Potsdam
    Grades: PK-6 | 96 students
    12.7 miles
    45 Lawrence Avenue
    Potsdam, NY 13676
    (315)265-3511
    12.7PK-6
    96
  • Gouverneur
    Grades: PK-6 | 129 students
    21.2 miles
    20 S Gordon St
    Gouverneur, NY 13642
    (315)287-0130
    21.2PK-6
    129
  • Nicholville
    St Therese's Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 20 students
    26.3 miles
    Po Box 128
    Nicholville, NY 12965
    (315)328-4027
    26.3K-8
    20
  • Massena
    Trinity Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-6 | 223 students
    29.8 miles
    188 Main St
    Massena, NY 13662
    (315)769-5911
    29.8K-6
    223

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