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

We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in Southeast Seattle. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.


6020 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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Phone: (206) 659-0956



Message from the Head of School

We welcome you to Rainier Valley Leadership Academy's 2019-20 school year!

At Rainier Valley Leadership Academy, we believe that all students should have the choice to attend college. We support students’ academic, social, and emotional development in our college preparation program through a partnership with our families and dedicated staff. Our vision is ambitious and our work will be difficult at times, but with courage to persevere through challenges and a shared optimism in the potential of our students, we will reach our goals. Together, we will ensure our students are prepared for success in college, leadership, and life.

We are entering the 2019-20 school year with many changes and exciting opportunities. This will be a year of growth and development. We are entering the school year as one school, after merging the middle school and high school into one community. And, over the course of this next year, RVLA will transition to become more independent. Throughout this process, we will have many opportunities for our community to provide input. While change is hard, we are excited about the opportunity to continue to build on the foundation and core values that our founding leaders were building to engage our community further into building a school our students, families and staff feel proud to be a part of.

As we enter the new school year, we are excited to introduce new teachers and staff who will support your student’s development and growth.

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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

6020 Rainier Ave S,

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 659-0956

Fax: (206) 905-6601

We also serve high school students.

Find information about 9th and 10th grade offerings at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School.

Visit our high school website here >>