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Lafayette, CO
Students enrolled: 49
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1370 Forest Park Circle
Lafayette, CO 80026

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(303) 499-2059
(303) 665-9239
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October 27, 2014
We recently moved our two kiddos to Running River and are very happy. The school serves the academic needs of our two very different children very very well, with a great understanding of the need to offer a challenging curriculum along with an individualized and highly supportive learning environment. One of our kids is dyslexic and a highly visual learner and the teachers have gone above and beyond to understand his learning style and to work with other professionals to get him the help he needs. We have seen both our kids' confidence rocket since starting at this school.

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May 13, 2013
My 7 year old son loves Running River School. He can't wait to go to school every day. He has active, engaged teachers, gets to spend quality time outside, and is receiving a really hands on education. One of the things that is most impressive about Running River School is the way the teachers teach the children to communicate and problem solve together. They truly are teaching life-long skills along with academics, art, drama, dance, yoga, and music. When we visited the school before enrolling our son, my spouse and I both wished we had gone to a school just like Running River!

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2013
Running River is one of the most remarkable schools I've encountered. There is freedom to teach in experiential, creative, hands-on ways that are beneficial to many different types of learners. Weekly hiking trips, engaging curriculum, parent forums, and a positive, supportive community are some of the things that set Running River apart. Not to mention the wonderful students, eager to learn, explore and share their knowledge.

- submitted by a teacher

January 03, 2013
Our son has attended Running River for 2 and 1/2 years and loves it. It is wonderful to see him literally run into school every morning. After a week vacation, he could not wait to get back to school. Why? As other parents have described the staff is fantastic, the teaching methodology tailored to individual needs, the academics, social interactions, connection to the outdoors and most of all the incredible community are the individual pieces that add up to a unique and wonderful learning environment. We feel so fortunate to have a school like this in our community. Running River is a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2012
We have 2 children at Running River and we feel so grateful to have found a school like this so close to our home. The school's staff makes this school what it is because of their devotion to teaching to the whole child. They find time in the school day to connect to their students through various ways and the kids in turn find time and are not rushed to work on academics, social interactions and physical activity. The school also allows children to move and believe this enhances learning, so they are outside everyday no matter what the weather. Running River is amazing school and has an incredible staff!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2012
My wife and I are so grateful to have found Running River School. Our son is blossoming. What really makes a difference: teaching to the whole child, a strong and supportive community, a low student/teacher ratio, and truly individualized learning. Rather than squelching it, Running River is fostering his passion for life and learning.

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2012
Running River School exemplifies what education should be about. Many of the parents joke that they wish they could go to school here and in a way we do because the community of parents and teachers here is so strong. Our daughter was not happy in a crowded public school environment and in the past two years at Running River, we've watched her blossom intellectually, emotionally and socially. This is in no small part because everything she receives at the school. Though our son may have been a fine candidate for the public classroom environment, he now attends as well (as a kindergartener) and really loves the school. The staff really focuses on the development of the whole child.

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November 02, 2010
Running River School is a true gem. Our daughter found the larger classes in the public school system to be distracting, overwhelming and disappointing as a child who loves learning. At Running River she receives a completely different educational experience- one that acknowledges, celebrates and challenges her in an exciting, engaging way. The school community is highly involved and supportive. The teachers are down-to-earth, professional and passionate. Within a class of just eight other students, our daughter has the priceless opportunity to ask questions (and have them answered!), explore ideas, and make connections between subjects. She comes home content and full of quiet joy about her day.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
Running River School in Lafayette Colorado is an excellent school overall. The teachers at the school are extremely knowledgeable and respectful of our daughter. The classroom environment is comfortable, engaging, and appropriate for our daughter's age. In addition to the literacy and math curriculum she is learning about science and nature hands on by spending time in the outdoors. The teacher listens to the students interests and adds to the curriculum based on what the students are interested in. My daughter learns about proper health and nutrition by nutritious and organic meals prepared at her school, by participating in yoga and P.E., and by taking time to relax and learn how to be calm at various times throughout the week. She participates in art and music as well. This school is very focused on what a child needs to develop a love for learning.

- submitted by a parent
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Running River School
1370 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette, CO  80026
(303) 499-2059
Last modified Running River School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Running River School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top