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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.

Food service will be offered to our families during this time. The kitchen will only be giving meals out to each student who is present to receive them. Food service is good for all kids from ages 1-18 regardless of whether they attend school with us or not. Each student present will receive a lunch and breakfast for the following morning. Please make sure that all students who need food are present, the kitchen will not give out meals to families without children.

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.


News + AnnouncementsSuperintendent's Blog

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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April 22, 2019

Bear River Students Discuss their Success in School

Two students in Springs’ Bear River Student Center addressed the school’s board of directors as part of the principal’s presentation on their success at the Center. Fifth-grader Rachel Gomez, Principal Shane Wickwire reported, “spoke about how much she loves Bear River, describing how she likes the fact that personalization takes place in the classrooms, allowing her and her fellow students to work at their own pace.”

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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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Springs has positively impacted my family “life style””” by involving our entire household in learning together

- Elizabeth F., Parent
and as parents becoming """intentionally""" involved with our children."
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