Rise Up for Running River School - Help Support Us

Let's make a difference together! We're raising money to benefit the children of Running River School, and your donation will help secure a new campus. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to this Waldorf-inspired school community.

For eight years Running River School has been building a non-profit (501c3), independent, Waldorf-inspired school in the heart of Sedona, Arizona. Running River School (RRS) started its first class with five students, and now serves close to 70 beautiful children across eight grades. With a foundation rich in academics, creativity, critical/forward thinking, interconnection, compassion, and resilience this education is perfect for today's generation of future leaders.

Throughout the year an inspiring community of families and educators put their hearts into weathering the storm caused by the pandemic, which contributed to the growth and strengthening of the school community. Unfortunately, at the end of a difficult year, unexpectedly the school’s lease was not renewed and very short notice was given to vacate a beloved campus. Help turn this challenge into a blessing!

RRS has been working toward the purchase of an independent campus for many years as one of its main long-term goals. An additional $315K is needed within the next 60 days to make this a reality for these incredible children! The potential new campus is a beautiful building in the heart of Sedona, which serendipitously is zoned to operate as a school. This is currently the key piece in not only fulfilling immediate needs, but also taking steps toward RRS’s long-term vision!

The long-term vision of Running River School is an innovative, Waldorf-inspired learning center for local children in the heart of this powerful place. It will serve children and families with natural, holistic education, pre-K through the grades. In alignment with the founders’ original intentions, this unique environment will become a place where children can develop the skills needed to provide solutions for the future; and where local community can connect and learn together in a deeper way through Waldorf foundations such as collaborative building, bio-dynamic gardening, and social responsibility.

The funds raised will be used partly to supplement existing capital for a purchase, and partly for limited renovations to create the next nurturing space! Please donate generously and shout this urgent call-to-action from the rooftops by inviting everyone you know to support a school that is striving to keep the magic and gift of childhood alive during these times!

  • April Selman 
    • $200 
    • 4 mos
  • Jason Hamlin 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • John Witkop 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Robert Boyd 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 9 mos
  • Laura Howe 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
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RRS Community 
Sedona, AZ
Running River School 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.