True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

About Us


Running River School is an independent and non-profit, grade school initiative inspired by Waldorf education, located in Sedona, Arizona. For the 2017/18 school year we will be serving 1st through 5th grade in three classrooms (1st, 2nd/3rd, and 4th/5th).


With our desire to continue building upon the Waldorf foundation given to us by our beloved sister school, Sedona Children's Kindergarten, (a Pre-K school with a 25 year history in Sedona), our school arose from a small group of devoted parent's desire for their children to continue on this nurturing path.


Our ongoing work gives us the opportunity to cooperatively create a place where the school community works together to offer children a hands-on, holistic and integrative educational opportunity; commonly referred to as the "whole child approach" serving the "head, hands and heart" of each individual child in a developmentally appropriate model.

Founding Families

Educators