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The River Academy Photo #1 - The River Academy exists to partner with parents in educating their children to become the next generation of Christian leaders equipped to shape culture through faithful, wise and joyful Christian living.
The River Academy is a liberal arts Christian school, grades PreK (4s) through graduation.
We are the only non-denominational K-12 private school in the Wenatchee Valley.
The River Academy has a family-like atmosphere built on trust, grace, mutual respect and an absolute love for learning.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,236
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

The River Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1998

Student Body

Total Students
262 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
The River Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Annual full-time student. Kinder-prep and Kindergarden are less.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director
Shauna Cenotto

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, House System, Key Club International, LEGO Robotics Club

School Notes

  • Families must agree to have their students taught in accordance with our Statement of Faith. Prospective Kinderprep students must be 4 by the start of the school year. Students K-12 will need an assessment prior to placement. There is an application and admissions meeting prior to acceptance.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Our son transferred from another private school several years ago. We could not be happier with his experience at TRA. He has an incredible group of friends (of both genders). Although fairly brainy, he's challenged by the school's academic standards. I've noticed a huge improvement in his writing skills. They use the Harkness Method in some courses. They do lots of public speaking and take a year of formal logic. This year my son was reading Augustine and St. Patrick. Even the classical art program is incredible. We feel so lucky that he's getting this kind of educational experience. (In fact, our younger children are transferring in this year.)Having gone through the Covid years at TRA, the board and administrators have earned our complete trust. We know from experience that they carefully and prayerfully make decisions and will keep us in the loop every step of the way. They get an A+ for communication, which is very rare (in our experience with other schools). We get a weekly email every Monday and Friday. Even the staff in the office is top-notch in communication, friendly attitude, and genuine love for the students. Finally, this is a FUN place. Despite the uniforms, Latin classes, homework, etc., these kids have a blast. There are too many unique and super fun traditions to list here. Anyway, we love TRA and recommend it to any family looking for an environment that will challenge, support, and encourage your child as they grow into high-character men and women of faith.
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5  
My children were integrated into The River Academy 7 years ago, and this community has profoundly shaped our experience of the Wenatchee Valley ... all for the good! There are committed parents, wonderful zany / smart / curious children, and teachers committed each year to improve their game. When we first arrived, the school was going through a transition, but the hard work was worth it as now it has less of a parochial feel, and more of an integrated-into-the-world feel. Our kids feel sheltered from some of the worst excesses of what is out there, without being cloistered. Also, your kids will learn some incredible public speaking skills, as this is integrated throughout all the years - a definite bonus!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,236
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Washington is $12,064 for elementary schools and $14,371 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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