Why Spring River
Spring River School is a flexible K-8 all outdoor program supporting families who have chosen home education in Jacksonville, Florida. Our school offers hands-on creative programming inspired by Waldorf methods of learning, meeting each family with warmth and joy.
Students at our school are welcomed to a place of respect and encouragement, where they learn to be self-sufficient and are provided the space to flourish. The curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching methods are designed to nurture and realize each child's unique potential.
In the fall of 2020, we took our homeschool classes on outdoor field trips for the school year and found that outdoor education was the perfect fit for our curriculum and families. Our classes, which for several years were indoors in churches and community centers, have now been moved to local parks steps from the ocean in the Beaches Area. With the support of our community, we are working toward building a campus that will be home to outdoor pavilions and a biodynamic garden. Outside of Spring River, parents may homeschool their children in any manner of their choosing. Our parents and teachers are available to provide inspiration and ideas that blend well with our supplemental program.
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Explore our Programs
We are still accepting applications for 2021-22 school year; however, we have limited spaces available in some of our classrooms.
Enrollment for 2022-23 will begin February 1st, 2022 for returning families and February 15th, 2022 for new families.
During the school year, please contact us to schedule a tour of the outdoor classrooms and experience our unique in person educational experience.
Learn more about our curriculum. Get a feel for the rhythm of a Spring River student's day and explore how this education nurtures the social and emotional development of the whole child.
“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.”
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A Parents' Testimonial
What first drew us to Spring River is that the Waldorf path to teaching literacy feels organic. This is our second school year and what amazes us is that every child feels smart, as they should. Pick-ups are full of smiles and happy (yet very dirty) kids.
Spring River’s teachers care about who our children are, not just what they can learn. They care about their hearts, what makes them tick, how they learn, how they treat others, what they like, and what makes them excited.
Lauren and Tom Galvin
Parents of 1st and 3rd graders