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We are asking – can you donate 1000 rupees a month to support the children we work with and our ideal of a better kind of learning?

At River House Academy we believe in a different kind of learning. Our small community school, nestled in a beautiful coconut grove overlooking the river in Canacona, enables our global community of families to meet their childrens’ academic needs, at the same time as profiting from all the benefits of international travel. This is a privilege we aim to offer as an affordable option to families from all walks of life.

We have helped hundreds of families to expand their horizons while still knowing that their sons and daughters are not being left behind educationally. Your family may be among them or perhaps you have spent time in our community and got to know a parent or child who joined us.

We nurture our children intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. We want our children:

  • to grow and learn in an environment which inspires them to succeed
  • to live in a community which is supportive and nurturing
  • to be challenged and empowered to believe in themselves and the world around them
  • to promote global citizenship and global change

Our children are growing up and we are privileged to share this journey with them. As they progress to the next level of their education, our families’ thoughts have been turning more and more to the future and the prospect of external, international examinations for our students.

In order to keep as many options open as possible, it is important that their learning journey leads them to some sort of formal recognition of their efforts.

The Cambridge curriculum is the global standard for this. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge. While our whole school follows this curriculum for our academic subjects of Maths, English and Science, in order for our students to sit their iGCSE (international General Certificate of Education) exams at 16 and for the school to access resources, programmes of study, syllabus materials and professional development, we need to be accredited by Cambridge International Examinations, part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our school is non-profit making, reflecting our belief that low-cost education is crucial to encourage families to take the brave and financially challenging step of travelling across the world. While we charge an extremely reasonable termly fee to cover our day-to-day costs and teaching staff (who teach on hugely reduced salaries to ensure we can continue), this is well beyond what we can afford.

Together with Cambridge we believe we can nurture learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – equipped for success in the modern world.






Contact Us
Headteacher: Ellie Cottrell
River House Academy,
House No. 342/25 Chapolim,
Canacona, Goa,
403702, India

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Monday - Friday
8.45 am - 3.00 pm

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