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What Makes Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Unique

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is a college preparatory, public school in Southeast Seattle, WA. We are committed to providing you with a school that delivers on the promise of eliminating historic opportunity gaps, is a safe haven for scholars, and gives all scholars an equitable opportunity to succeed in  college, leadership and life. We serve families from a cross-section of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrums, enrolling scholars in grades 6 through 10 for the 2020-21 school year.

All staff and teachers are dedicated to changing the lives and trajectories of our scholars, removing barriers and creating safe personalized learning academies.

At our High School, we strive to develop leaders who graduate from high school and college equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to be competitive in the Pacific Northwest's job market.

  • Rigorous college prep and literacy-focused academic program, aligned with the Common Core, College Readiness, and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Extended school day with scholars embarking on partnerships and apprenticeships across the city and arts offerings including theater, marimba, guitar, and culinary arts
  • Varied instructional methods support college success by demonstrating ways of learning and thinking aligned with the college format