News and Events

Little River’s 20th Annual Winterfest

Little River’s 20th Annual Winterfest Come and enjoy the fun at Little River Community School’s Winterfest on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm. There will be free fun for the whole family with live music, snow castles, petting miniature donkeys, colored snow, indoor craft projects, chess, face painting, and much more.  Hot cider and cookies will be served.  The Winterfest will go on rain or shine, snow or no.  Little River is located five miles south of Canton at 1227 CR 25, on the Canton-Russell Road.  Call the school at 315-379-9474 for information.

Little River Open House - Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm

Little River Community School is having an Open House on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm.  Child-care and refreshments will be provided.  There will be an informal discussion about the program and the philosophy of the school and time for questions and answers.

Little River is a K-12 democratic school with a cooperative, multi-age learning environment and an 8:1 student-teacher ratio.  The school features hands-on experience, field trips, strong academic classes, and student input. 


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

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

Call us at (315) 379-9474 or write to us at for more information.