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26800 Newport Road,
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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Bear River Student Center (TK-8)
News + Announcements
October 27, 2023
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.
September 20, 2023
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.
August 21, 2023
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:
June 27, 2023See All News
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.