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Little River Open House - Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 pm

Little River Community School is having an Open House on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 pm.  Child-care and refreshments will be provided.  There will be an informal discussion about the program and the philosophy of the school and time for questions and answers.

Little River is a K-12 democratic school with a cooperative, multi-age learning environment and an 8:1 student-teacher ratio.  The school features hands-on experience, field trips, strong academic classes, and student input.


Little River Community School is a democratic school serving 39 students, grades K-12, in a four-classroom schoolhouse, in Canton, NY. At Little River, we have a fundamental trust in children and their inherent motivation to learn about their world.

Our approach nurtures self-motivation and is characterized by the following:

  • Multi-age groups
  • 8:1 student teacher ratio
  • Commitment to nonviolence and nondiscrimination
  • Cooperation
  • Community involvement
  • Appreciation of our natural and physical world
  • Hands-on activities

Little River is located 5 miles south of Canton on the Canton-Russell Road, 1227 County Route 25.  

Call us at (315) 379-9474 or write to us at for more information.