The school will be centrally located along the Genesee River in the City of Rochester, New York. We expect to build the greenest building in Rochester. We will establish a new state-of-the-art school to be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum standards or to Living Building Challenge goals. The Rochester River Charter School will have river access. In addition to the main school building, we expect to establish two field research stations to access other points along the Genesee River. Students will be able to get to these stations, change gear, gather research materials and instruments, and be out on the river taking water samples, conducting experiments, and doing ecological journaling and art.