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Bear River Student Center (TK-8)

Important Information

Office Hours: Mon- Fri 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 we will have limited business hours for now. We ask that you only come to the school for necessary items that must be picked up. We are asking that all communication be done through phone or emails at this time.

Food Service: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Spring Break 4/6/20 – 4/10/20 Food Service 11 a.m – 1 p.m)

Food service will still be offered to our families during this time. Food service is good for all kids from ages 1-18, regardless of whether they attend school with us or not. Each meal handed out will consist of lunch for that day and breakfast for the next morning.

Tours: We are not offering tours at the moment.

sophia-prado-2-web Name: Sophia Prado
Age: 13 Grade: 8
I chose: Bear River Student Center
Why? To work at my own pace and
be challenged. I never get bored
because I can work ahead of my
own grade level.
Sophia says: “My math teacher has really helped me to understand math better. It is now my new favorite subject.” Her advice to new students is to have a good work ethic and to work hard.

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci was more than just an amazing artist and scientist? He was also an educator/philosopher. His guide to thinking aligns with current brain research into teaching and learning. Our Menifee Da Vinci Academy (TK-8) provides a unique program of learning based on the 7 Da Vinci principles for creative thinking: Curiosity, Independent thinking, Sharpen your senses, Embrace ambiguity, Balance logic and imagination, Balance body and mind, and Make new connections. Here is a link to an article about these ideas.

River Springs Charter School’s Da Vinci Academy offers a unique small-school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Creative projects, core mastery, and positive interpersonal skills are the focus of every grade. Core classroom days are offered 4 days per week with an optional 5th day.


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April 16, 2020

Bear River Students Receive Honorable Mention in County Poetry Competition

The Riverside County Office of Education named its annual Art Connects Poetry honorees. Matthew Brown, 8th grade, and Bella Morin, 7th grade, of Springs’ Bear River Student Center received honorable mention.

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November 18, 2019

Bear River Students Benefit from “MakerSpace”

In its library, Springs’ Bear River Student Center added a “MakerSpace,” a collaborative workspace for students to explore and imagine like Leonardo da Vinci.

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October 28, 2019

Corona-Bear River Football Scrimmage

The Corona Coyote football team played the Bear River Bears in a scrimmage at La Ladera Park, Menifee. Since the Corona team only had six players, the coaches brought all of the players together and split them up into two teams that were equally matched. Coach Tom Fagot acted as referee and mentor.

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July 26, 2019

Student Artist of the Month: Maddison "Grey" Levesque

Maddison "Grey" Levesque, who just finished the 8th grade at Springs’ Bear River Student Center, is the August 2019 Student Artist of the Month. She lives in Menifee. Her picture is called “Springs Street.”

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26800 Newport Road
Menifee, CA 92584
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(951) 225-7650




Shane Wickwire

Site Facilitator

Lindsay Robson

Hours of Operation

School Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Tours Available: Wednesdays at 1 pm (Other times by appointment only)

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What I love most about attending Springs Charter Schools is that there is something new each year and new things to learn and new expectations.

- Lilah H., Student
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