26800 Newport Road, Menifee, CA
5 Days on campus
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.
||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.
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News + Announcements
August 26, 2022
Enrollment is up across the board in Springs’ programs and student centers in the new school year; some examples of sites reporting significant jumps in enrollment include the Corona Student Center, Cherry Valley Co-op, and the Bear River Student Center.
August 16, 2022
Bear River Student Center 8th grade student Zuri Miles
, 13, is the featured actress in Crystal Geyser's new 30-second television commercial "After School Trip." Click here
to watch the commercial. It was filmed on-location at Mt. Shasta in northern California and took a week to film. She flew to San Francisco (first time on an airplane), and drove to Mt. Shasta. She said, “It was so much fun as it was cold and snowing; I don’t get to see snow very often. It was a beautiful and amazing experience.”
April 22, 2022
Profess Adhikari, a 5th-grade student from Springs’ Bear River Student Center, finished 6th place in the Riverside County spelling bee.
December 14, 2021See All News
Springs’ Bear River Student Center
held its 2nd
annual Christmas choir performance of “A Christmas Line,” a Broadway-style performance of Christmas songs. It was a “huge hit” with the audience, reported Site Facilitator Lindsay Robson, and raised money for the school’s theater department.