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Little River Community School

Little River Community School is a coeducational private alternative school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Little River Community School is an alternative school serving 24 students, grades K-12, in a three-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 6:1, 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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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 37
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Transitional KG 2
Kindergarten 1
1 3
2 5
3 2
4 6
5 3
6 2
7 1
8 6
9 2
10 2
11 1
12 1

Little River Community School's enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Little River Community School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 73%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 8%

Associations & Memberships

National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (NCACS)

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