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Bear River Student Center (TK-8)


sophia-prado-2-web Name: Sophia Prado
Age: 13 Grade: 8
I chose: Bear River Student Center
Why? To work at my own pace and
be challenged. I never get bored
because I can work ahead of my
own grade level.
Sophia says: “My math teacher has really helped me to understand math better. It is now my new favorite subject.” Her advice to new students is to have a good work ethic and to work hard.

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci was more than just an amazing artist and scientist? He was also an educator/philosopher. His guide to thinking aligns with current brain research into teaching and learning. Our Menifee Da Vinci Academy (TK-8) provides a unique program of learning based on the 7 Da Vinci principles for creative thinking: Curiosity, Independent thinking, Sharpen your senses, Embrace ambiguity, Balance logic and imagination, Balance body and mind, and Make new connections. Here is a link to an article about these ideas.

River Springs Charter School’s Da Vinci Academy offers a unique small-school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Creative projects, core mastery, and positive interpersonal skills are the focus of every grade. Core classroom days are offered 4 days per week with an optional 5th day.


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February 5, 2018

Bear River Volleyball Completes a Successful Season

Springs’ Bear River Volleyball has completed a successful season, reported Coach Amanda Reynolds, taking first place at the elementary and middle school levels during a competition against other Springs teams in Riverside.

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December 6, 2016

Flag Football Tournament Held

Springs held its annual flag football tournament on November 5. Four elementary and four middle school teams played. The Corona Student Center Coyotes took first place at the elementary level, and the Bear Creek team won at the middle school level. A total of 120 Springs students participated.

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August 12, 2016

Welcome Letter

Please click here to read the 2016-17 welcome letter.
May 20, 2016

Da Vinci Program a Good Fit for Lake Elsinore Girl

Sophia Prado, 12, an 8th grade student in Springs’ Da Vinci program at the Bear Creek Student Center, has found the program a good fit for her:

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26800 Newport Road
Menifee, CA 92584
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(951) 225-7650




Shane Wickwire

Site Facilitator

Lindsay Robson

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday & Friday – Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Summer Tours Available:
Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Please call (951) 225-7650 to schedule a different tour time.
(951) 225-7659 Principal
(951) 225-7660 Vice Principal

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