The River Academy

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students262 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The River Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,236
Tuition NotesAnnual full-time student. Kinder-prep and Kindergarden are less.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorShauna Cenotto


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballUltimate Frisbee,


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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wenatchee
    Cascade Christian Academy
    Cascade Christian Academy Photo - CCA high school students on Make A Difference Day, cleaning up at Camp Zanika.
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-12 | 271 students
    1.8 miles
    600 N Western Ave
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (509) 662-2723
    1.8 PK-12
  • Wenatchee
    Grades: PK-5 | 207 students
    1.1 miles
    600 Saint Joseph Pl
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (509) 663-2644
    1.1 PK-5
  • Wenatchee
    St Paul's Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 111 students
    0 miles
    312 Palouse St
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (509) 662-4757
    0 PK-5
  • Battle Ground
    Grades: PK-12 | 339 students
    156.4 miles
    1919 SW 25th Avenue
    Battle Ground, WA 98604
    (360) 687-8382
    156.4 PK-12
  • Pasco
    Grades: PK-12 | 107 students
    97.1 miles
    7900 W Court Street
    Pasco, WA 99301
    (509) 547-6498
    97.1 PK-12

School Reviews

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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The average private school tuition in Washington is $10,472 for elementary schools and $13,051 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).