River's Edge Christian Academy

  • River's Edge is a K4 - 12th private Christian school providing core curriculum instruction in a four-hour classroom day with afternoon electives available in the upper grades. Three days are on campus and two days are at home.

School News

  • Hands-on education: Knoxville students building a tiny home for class credit - 02/27/2019 - A group of Knoxville students will be spending this school year on a construction site building a tiny home from the ground up.It's a new elective offered to middle and ...morehigh schoolers at River's Edge Christian Academy.The small and compact houses are more than just a trend. In this case, they're a tool to teach kids trade work before they hit the workforce. Students will learning all sorts of building components such has arcitecture, engineering, interior design, plumbing and more. hide

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students382 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeRiver's Edge Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
14%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 CodeCasual
(Khaki or navy pants, skirts or shorts and solid colored polos for upper academy. Not specific for lower academy.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,100
Tuition NotesTuition discounts offered for siblings in the same family. Tuition for HS is based on number of classes taken.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions DirectorBrian Beemer

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Band, Lego, LifeSong, Prayer Groups, Student Council

School Notes

  • River's Edge is a K4 - 12th private school providing core curriculum instruction in a four-hour classroom day with afternoon electives available in the upper grades. This schedule allows students time to develop their individual God-given gifts while enjoying family life and learning in various settings. As a college-prepatory school striving for academic excellence, RECA has a certified NAUMS high school which is accredited through AdvancED. Our K4-8th grade lower academy and our 9th-12th grade upper academy are both ACSI members. We are currently working on accreditation for our lower academy.
  • The schedule for on-campus learning is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from approximately 8:25 a.m. until 12:25 p.m. for elementary school and 8:30 to 1:10 for Middle and High School with afternoon electives going to 3:20 p.m.  Tuesdays and Fridays are home instruction days for all grades.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Knoxville
    Grades: PK-12 | 923 students
    6.2 miles
    529 Academy Way
    Knoxville, TN 37923
    (865)813-4225
    6.2 PK-12
    923
  • Knoxville
    Grades: K-12 | 847 students
    3.7 miles
    5914 Beaver Ridge Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37931
    (865)691-3427
    3.7 K-12
    847
  • Knoxville
    Grades: 1-11 | 41 students
    6.3 miles
    2434 E 5th Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37917
    (865)524-3211
    6.3 1-11
    41
  • Knoxville
    Paideia Academy
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    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 215 students
    8.4 miles
    10825 Yarnell Road
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865)670-0440
    8.4 PK-12
    215
  • Knoxville
    West End Academy
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    (Christian)
    Grades: NS-12 | 90 students
    1.6 miles
    5311 Mckamey Rd
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    (865)690-1720
    1.6 NS-12
    90

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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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