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.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1997

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
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
Jordan DeLozier

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. 
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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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