River Canyon School's mission is to spark a love of learning in our children by engaging the intellect, enlivening the imagination, connecting with nature, and nurturing the unique power of each individual.
We transform education into an art that educates the whole child.
Engaging in domestic, practical and artistic activities that the children can readily imitate;
While nurturing the children's power of imagination
Why a "Waldorf" School?
For the Waldorf student, music, dance, and theater, writing, literature, legends and myths are not simply subjects to be read about, ingested and tested. They are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate a lifelong love of learning as well as the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world.
"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand."
- Chinese Proverb
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
- Albert Einstein
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”