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Bear River Student Center (TK-8)

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26800 Newport Road,
Menifee, CA

(951) 225-7650

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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.

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.

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Bear River Student Center (TK-8)

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October 27, 2023

Bear River Fundraiser Nets $30,000

Springs’ Bear River Student Center held an Apex fun run fundraiser which raised $30,000; wish list projects to be funded include a bus for field trips, new basketball courts and a gym. The school serves 700 students grades TK-8.

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September 20, 2023

Bear River Flag Football, Patriot Day

Springs’ Bear River Student Center staff reported that the school has begun intramural flag football for 4th to 8th grade students.  The team practices four times a week after school and concludes its season by playing against other Springs teams.

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August 21, 2023

New Year Brings Staffing Changes

Springs has had staff members advance to new positions as well as welcomed new staff members for the 2023-24 school year. Staffing changes reported include:

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June 27, 2023

Bear River Activities Finish the School Year

Springs’ Bear River Student Center finished the year with a variety of activities, including a kindergarten and 8th grade promotion, an 8th grade vs. staff kickball game, a soccer tournament, and a Bounce Bash event.

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


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Mon – Thur | 9AM-3PM
Fri | Closed
Summer Tours:
Tues, Wed, Thurs

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What I love most about Springs Charter Schools is the people. Being a family means no one gets let behind or forgotten! Our campus is very friendly; I always feel like I’m a part of everything. We stick up for each other, we care for each other, we watch out for each other, and that’s how a school should be.

- Paige M., Student
High School
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