River's Edge Christian Academy

River's Edge Christian Academy is a Christian University Model School for grades K4-12.
We are "The Best of Both Worlds," providing quality, Biblically-based instruction on campus in the traditional classroom 3 days per week, while working with parents who provide home instruction in the satellite classroom 2 days per week.
Our elementary campuses meet from 8:30 - 1:30, while middle and high school students are able to take optional afternoon electives until 3:30.
We meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the classroom, while Tuesday and Friday are satellite days.
We have top-notch teachers who provide quality, Christ-centered instruction while providing weekly assignments for families to follow at home. We are dually accredited with Christian Schools International and Cognia.  We are also members of ACSI and UMSI.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,020
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

River's Edge Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1997

Student Body

Total Students
684 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
River's Edge Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
43%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Computer Science, Dual Enrollment Apologetics, Dual Enrollment Calculus, Dual Enrollment College Writing, Dual Enrollment College Writing 2, Dual Enrollment Pre-Calculus, Dual Enrollment Worldview
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki or navy pants, skirts or shorts and solid colored polos for upper academy. Not specific for lower academy.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition discounts offered for siblings in the same family. Tuition for HS is based on number of classes taken.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Brian Beemer
Admissions Associate
Faith Pinkerton

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Lego, National Honors Society, Prayer Groups, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Enrichment for Elementary, Band, Keyboarding Enrichment for Elementary

School Notes

  • River's Edge Christian Academy is a Christian University Model School for grades K4-12. We are "The Best of Both Worlds," providing quality, Biblically-based instruction on campus in the traditional classroom 3 days per week, while working with parents who provide home instruction in the satellite classroom 2 days per week. Our elementary campuses meet from 8:30 - 1:30, while middle and high school students are able to take optional afternoon electives until 3:30. We meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the classroom, while Tuesday and Friday are satellite days. We have top-notch teachers who provide quality, Christ-centered instruction while providing weekly assignments for families to follow at home. We are dually accredited with Christian Schools International and Cognia. We are also members of ACSI and NAUMS.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does River's Edge Christian Academy cost?
River's Edge Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $4,020 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of River's Edge Christian Academy?
The acceptance rate of River's Edge Christian Academy is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 85%.
What sports does River's Edge Christian Academy offer?
River's Edge Christian Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is River's Edge Christian Academy's ranking?
River's Edge Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for River's Edge Christian Academy?
The application deadline for River's Edge Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
RECA is true "the best of both worlds!" We love the parent involvement: homeschooling without the time factor of planning. This is perfect for our family, helping us prioritize family time.
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5  
River's Edge has been such a blessing. It was hard for me to think about sending my kindergartener to school 5 days a week for 7 or 8 hours a day. When I learned of River's Edge and their unique schedule, I knew it would be the perfect fit. I appreciate that the days on campus are shorter and that my kiddos are home with more family time. I also appreciate that the lessons are planned out for me in detail by our talented teachers, keeping me from having to choose curriculum and plan lessons on my own. My kids still have friends, classmates, and quality, Biblically-based instruction while I get to be a part of their education at home. It really is the best of both worlds!
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5  
Here you will find a University model school designed to let Mom/Dad assist in the teaching of theor child. This is a great option for those who want to spend time with their children yet are not ready to take on all of the planning of homeschool. The families and teachers/staff are sweet and have been a blessing.
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5  
This is our first year at River's Edge. Every week at some point, I tell my husband, "I love our school". The teachers are so caring and committed to our students and they are learning so much, both academically and spiritually. When a teacher stops class to pray for a student, My heart rests easy knowing my child is being completely cared for. And on home study days, I have thorough lesson plans to follow. Should I have a question, I know their teachers are available to answer them. It really is the best of both worlds.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 684 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,020
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Knoxville, TN is $7,888 for elementary schools and $8,629 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Knoxville, TN is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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