Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is unique.  We are the Adventist boarding academy for the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Our co-educational high school offers a commitment to excellence in its quiet, safe and picturesque location.
Our culturally diverse student body creates an opportunity to interact globally while fostering a close-knit community based on mutual respect.
Every student is encouraged to develop their potential in a nurturing environment. Staff, who live on campus and students work, study, pray, and socialize together, create lasting relationships unique to the boarding school experience.Rio`s ultimate goal in teaching is to maximize every student`s potential, no matter the background; to make student thinkers and not mere reflectors of others` opinions, whether in the classroom, church, or among peers.
Rio`s tagline is "Learn.  Serve.  Lead." and our hope is that every student will graduate and make a difference in the world by continuing to learn, serve, and lead.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 179 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1962

Student Body

Total Students
179 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
61%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Neat and clean clothes-no sweatpants or ripped jeans)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
please refer to website for tuition costs
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Israel M. Peralta

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School Notes

  • Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is the boarding school for the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Our co-educational school offers a commitment to excellence in its quiet, safe and picturesque location and our dedicated staff serve with a vibrant sense of mission to the cause of education. Our culturally diverse student body creates an opportunity to interact globally while fostering a close-knit community based on mutual respect. Every student is encouraged to develop his or her potential in a nurturing environment. Staff, who live on campus, and students work, study, pray, and socialize together, creating lasting relationships unique to a boarding school experience.
  • Rio`s ultimate goal in teaching is to maximize every student`s potential, no matter the background; to make student thinkers and not mere reflectors of others` opinions, whether in the classroom, church, or among peers. Rio`s tagline is "Learn. Serve. Lead." and our hope is that every student will graduate and make a difference in the world by continuing to learn, serve, and lead."Our students grow to become spiritually mature, socially compassionate, intellectually competent, and independently capable members of society."Founded in 1962, Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and provides an enriched, college preparatory curriculum with numerous elective classes, allowing students to pursue a wide variety of interests. For more information about Rio's classes, see Class Options.Located 70 miles north of San Francisco, Rio gives students the opportunity to learn in a safe, scenic, and natural setting. The campus overlooks the Russian River, which winds around the school`s 360 acres, and sits in the shade of Fitch Mountain.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
As parents we are concerned about our children's education, social interactions, surrounding influences, and emotional wellbeing. Thankfully Rio Lindo Adventist Academy shares our concerns and employs highly trained, motivated educators to address those issues that young people are subjected to. Thank You Rio Lindo for creating a safe environment where my daughter can grow and become a productive member of Gods Kingdom and in the society which we live.
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5  
I had the best time of my life all 3 years I attended. I made friends that have lasted my whole life. The education I received led me to a successful college experience. I credit my education, work and to a good life to that early education and dorm live experience to Rio Lindo.
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5  
I have had one daughter graduate and the second is currently enrolled. Rio is an outstanding school. Not only do they focus on academics but on personal development. They turn out well rounded students preppared well for college. The teachers have always been open to hearing from me and working with any issues that may arise.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 179 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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