Annual Giving

Nine years ago a small group of parents came together to form Running River School so their children could receive an independent Waldorf education. Their original vision has blossomed into a thriving school serving the Sedona community and attracting new families from around the world. Each year an additional grade has been added and the school year 2020-2021 has brought RRS to its original vision of a vibrant Waldorf-inspired school serving grades 1-8!

As Sedona’s only independent grade school, we are proud to offer one of the most affordable independent Waldorf programs in the country. Our robust tuition assistance program via state tax credit scholarships make an independent education at Running River School available to families of all income levels, and we are thrilled to finally be able to offer our holistic, child-centered, individualized, holistic education to students in all elementary grades.

Our families, through countless hours of volunteerism, have built a school from the ground up, but we need outside support to help continue building upon the original vision. This year we are seeking donations to help us continue to expand our programs and to start looking at the future development of our own campus. With your help we will honor the legacy of those first families, while continuing to deepen and widen the vision of what Running River School is to become.

Please make a gift to support the growth of Running River School, as well as the incredible children and families we serve and the many more we will welcome over the coming years. Together we are building an independent school for families seeking a comprehensive education that honors and nurtures our children as the leaders of tomorrow.  

We thank you in advance for your generosity and support! 

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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, December 1st (Giving Tuesday) will be matched by Facebook.

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