Welcome!

Little River Community School is a democratic school serving 39 students, grades K-12, in a four-classroom schoolhouse, in Canton, NY. At Little River, we have a fundamental trust in children and their inherent motivation to learn about their world.

Our approach nurtures self-motivation and is characterized by the following:

  • Multi-age groups
  • 8:1 student teacher ratio
  • Commitment to nonviolence and nondiscrimination
  • Cooperation
  • Community involvement
  • Appreciation of our natural and physical world
  • Hands-on activities

Call us at (315) 379-9474 or write us at steve@littleriverschool.org for more information.

Little River is located 5 miles south of Canton on the Canton-Russell Road, 1227 County Route 25.

News and Events

Little River’s 17th Annual Winterfest

Come and enjoy the fun at Little River Community School’s 17th annual Winterfest on Saturday, February 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm. There will be free fun for the whole family with outdoor activities, indoor craft projects, live music, and snacks. Outside, the children can pet the miniature donkeys, play in the snow, and then come in for hot cider and cookies. Inside, the kids can make crafts, origami stars, rag dolls, or finger knitting; play chess, or have their faces painted. All activities are free and open to the public. The Winterfest will go on rain or shine, snow or no.