Scholars Thrive Here

We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in Southeast Seattle.

Now enrolling grades 6-11 for the 2020/21 School Year!

Panther Advisory Council Meeting

September 24, 2020

6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.


Our Pillars


Collaborative Community

We honor our past and present by celebrating the voice of our community, we exceed what is possible by using our collective strengths.



We continuously address racism with urgency and action, we decolonize and dismantle systems of oppression to empower our community.



We elevate the voice of our future local and global leaders; leadership goes beyond positions of power and comes in many forms.


We support students’ academic, social, and emotional development in our college preparation program through a partnership with our families and dedicated staff.

Scholar Voices

Being a scholar at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is important to me because it’s the community I live in. I’m excited to partner with you to make RVLA a better place for people.


Rainier Valley Leadership Academy has impacted my growth as a scholar by teaching me how to be myself.


We have this mentor group and every morning we make a circle and share our feelings and how we are doing. Being a scholar at RVLA is important to me because I got friends and I got teachers that care about me and support me.