About Us

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy boasts a highly - qualified and diverse staff. The academic model is based around a college going culture with high expectations and high support, including acceleration and intervention. Technology and art electives will also be included for all students.

Every student will also receive a teacher mentor responsible for overseeing and support their academic and personal growth.

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. 



Rainier Valley Leadership Academy opened in August 2017, starting with our first sixth grade class, and will roll up to a full 6-12th grade school over the next two years.

The work of Green Dot Public Schools is driven by our unwavering belief in the potential of ALL students, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for student success. We believe every student in every community deserves to go to a great school. The Seattle Advisory Team, a group of parents, educators, community members and stakeholders, came together in 2014 to explore the possibility of bringing Green Dot's model to the diverse Southeast Seattle community. We were thrilled to welcome our first class of 6th grade students in August 2017.


About Green Dot

Green Dot opened with one school serving 140 students in 2000 in Los Angeles. Today it is a network of schools that serves over 13,000 students across 28 schools in three states. In our sixteen year history, Green Dot has graduated more than 12,000 students with nearly 90% accepted to two- and four-year colleges.

Unique in the nation for a major non-profit charter management organization, Green Dot is proving it can achieve better student outcomes with the same student population, lower per pupil funding than the district and a unionized workforce. We are one of the top three largest charter operators in the nation.

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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy

6020 Rainier Ave S,

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 659-0956

Fax: (206) 905-6601