River Flower School currently serves 30 children aged between 3 and 12. We are a 'homeschool' school, with children from many nationalities. We are an alternative project that places great emphasis on learning in nature; our school has an organic farm, horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits and dogs and is next to a beautiful river and waterfall with acres of mixed woodland. We are inspired by Waldorf Education and have a Forest School too. Teaching is in English although we serve a multi-national community. The project already works with experienced teachers, child rights activists, artists, musicians and permaculture experts, who are ready to welcome you to our magical waterfall valley community!
The town of Espinhal is rich in nature,is close to cafes, restaurants, river beaches, abandoned villages and has avibrant alternative community. You will find yoga, singing groups, ecstatic dance, music events, and we are close to the historic cities of Coimbra and Tomar, and only 1.5 hours to the nearest airport.