Students 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!

Our Pillars

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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.

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Anti-Racist

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

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Leadership

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

Quotemark

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.

–Sarah

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

—Jaleah

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.

—Amal