Annual Giving

Over the last six years, Running River School has grown from a single class of five students and a handful of parents with a vision to a fully realized school. We have grown by leaps and bounds - as have our students - and we are now preparing to offer grades 7 and 8 to the children of our community. 

This expansion does not come without costs. A holistic Waldorf education offers fine arts, music, and foreign language instruction as well as outdoor and cultural education with weekly hikes and monthly field trips. Tuition alone simply does not cover the entirety of our school’s financial needs. Like all independent schools, we reach out to our families and the wider community each year for support in bringing this unique education to the families of Sedona and the Verde Valley.

To help raise awareness and funds for our growing school, one dedicated parent, Nate Hansen, will be running the 800-mile Arizona Trail in March. Nate’s efforts highlight the dedication and love that all of our families feel for Running River School. This special place drives our parents, teachers, and children to envision and build a better world.

Not all of us can run the Arizona Trail, but we are all able to give what we can in support of this amazing school. With your help, Nate’s incredible undertaking will help Running River reach its goal to serve even more students and families who are seeking an education that honors the whole child. Please make a gift to support the students and teachers of RRS and to help Nate’s tremendous effort fulfill its purpose. 

We thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

P.S. To get updates on Nate’s Arizona Trail expedition, please “like” and “follow” his Facebook page, ​ Running for Running River School. 

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Ways to Give

​​Online: You may make a one-time or recurring monthly donation online here.

On our Facebook page, Running River School. Donations made on Tuesday, November 27th (Giving Tuesday) will be matched by Facebook and PayPal. 

Check: Checks can be sent to Running River School, P.O. Box 299, Sedona, AZ 86339 and made payable to ”Running River School."

Stock Donations: If you wish to make a stock donation, please email 

Employer Matching Gifts: If your employer will be matching your donation, please let us know at

Federal Tax ID: 46-1559083