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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • 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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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
262 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
The River Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

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


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
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

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 (2021)

  • 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 $11,624 for elementary schools and $13,169 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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