Grade 1 - Ms. Diane Power (Ms. Diane)


Class 2 -  Ms. Emily Parr (Ms. Emily)


Class 3/4 - Ms. Sykie Toles (Ms. Sykie)


Class 5/6 - Ms. Emily Morin (Ms. Em)


Class 7/8- Ms. Tisa Dolan  (Ms. Tisa)

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

Running River School History


Running River School is an independent and nonprofit grade school initiative inspired by Waldorf education, located in Sedona, Arizona. For the 2020/21 school year we will be serving 1st through 8th grade in five classrooms (Class 1, Class 2, Class 3/4, Class 5/6, Class 7/8).


With our desire to continue building upon the Waldorf foundation given to us by our beloved sister school, Sedona Children's Garden, (a Pre-K school with a 30+ 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

2019/2020 Educators