At a Glance
Children in outdoor education in Jacksonville, Florida

"If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. "


- David Sobel, Environmental Educator

  • Spring River is a homeschool program, founded in 2014, offering flexible programming for grades K-8. ​ Our programing supports and is supplemental to each families' chosen educational path.

  • Much of our curriculum and school culture is modeled after Waldorf Schools, but we are not a Waldorf Independent School.

  • For School year 2022-2023, grades 5/6 and grades 7/8 will be combined.  We are in the early stages of developing a High School Program for 2023-24, Stay Tuned!

  • All of our programs offer daily nature immersion and age appropriate hiking in the beach/forest area.

  • Our class teachers are all trained in Waldorf methods, and three of our class teachers are currently working toward completion of Antioch University's Masters Degree in Waldorf Education.


  • Our class and specials teachers are experts in their fields, and many are certified grade school professionals who have taught in public schools in Florida.  Our tuition reflects our efforts to pay our teachers a living wage.


  • As a Florida nonprofit corporation, we are supported through a 501 c 3 fiscal sponsorship with The Playgarden, a magical preschool that has been serving the Jacksonville Community for over 25 years.

  • At Spring River, the parents are ultimately in charge of their children's education, and the school is here to supplement and support.