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Where the Exploration is the Discovery

  • River Oak Academy is a Hybrid School that pulls best practices from Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, and natured based programs. 
  • The environment of kindness, respect, and creativity helps develop each child’s abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community.
  • Children develop relevant 21st century skills, preparing them to meet the world with the combined wisdom of an intelligent mind, a skilled hand, and a compassionate heart.
ENGAGE

Cultivate the innate sense of wonder and discovery. All children are encouraged for growth, enthusiasm, and a love of learning that will last their lifetime.

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ENABLE

Children develop independence as they explore their passion, learning in authentic ways, constructing a foundation in each child for lifelong learning.

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EMPOWER

Children develop relevant 21st century skills, preparing them to meet the world with the combined wisdom of an intelligent mind, a skilled hand, and a compassionate heart.

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Our Latest Children's Business Fair

Children’s Business Fair

  There are many studies that suggest that the environment children grow up in has a great effect on the person they grow up into. We create an environment within our community that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurship. We hold a business fai…
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The Best Way to Teach is to Explore

If children know there is someone standing over them who knows all the answers, they are less inclined to find the answers for themselves. —Sugata Mitra Tagging along on an adventure which is le…
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Children’s Business Fair

  There are many studies that suggest that the environment children grow up in has a great effect on the person they grow up into. We create an environment within our community that encourages an…
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Mindful Lessons Root Early and Deeply

We value curiosity, joy, empathy, and community above all other human qualities and strive to create a school where they are in evidence throughout the environment. We believe that young children are …
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Struggle leads to growth

Two weeks ago, we had welcomed our new monarch caterpillars. One has since emerged into a beautiful butterfly, set free and flown away. Its transformation and visible struggle as it had transformed…
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Would you like to Build a Cathedral?

The effectiveness of most methods of motivation used in today’s challenges, branding traditional “carrot and stick” approaches as out of date and out of touch with what is necessary to motivate …
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