Curiosity. Community. Connection.
River Valley Nature School is a child-centered, inquiry-based nature school in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
We are committed to empowering children to have their own voice and develop a life-long love of learning.
Children learn in both an outdoor environment at Wild Goose Farm and an in-town indoor classroom in the Greenspace Building (the former Lewisburg High School). River Valley Nature School guides children in their development as capable and confident individuals by focusing on the whole child. Using a curriculum that comes from the children's interests and passions, teachers facilitate academic development in areas including literacy, math, science, and social studies. Teacher-supported independent and group learning experiences encourage social and emotional development. Children learn in multi-aged classrooms serving ages 3-5 and 5-8 in 2019-2020, with grades expanding next year and beyond.
In River Valley Nature School's cooperative model, families are an integral part of the learning community and contribute to the strength and diversity of the school by assisting in the classroom, taking on school jobs, and supporting fundraising efforts.