Rainier Valley Leadership Academy opened its doors in the fall of 2017 and has since grown to serve 6 through 10th grades. We will be serving grades 6th-11th in 2020-21 and are looking for mission-driven teachers to join our team as we continue to expand our school next fall.
At RVLA, we are focused on graduating scholars fully prepared for college, leadership, and life. We are dedicated to elevating our scholars' voices, our parents' involvement, and our community's agency.
We believe in supporting teachers both personally and professionally, so you can take the lead in shaping the future of public education.
Visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more about available roles and apply to become a member of the Rainier Valley Leadership Academy team.
Living and Working in Seattle
The Rainier Valley is known as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse communities in the nation. The famed Farmers Market runs from May-October and draws visitors from around the city. Explore the latest in arts and music through the monthly ArtWalk and BeatWalk events. Other popular spots include the Ark Lodge Cinemas, Columbia City Theater, Genesee Park and Rainier Playfield. The historic downtown district is also home to a growing number of specialty and coffee shops, a jazz club, and iconic diner Geraldine’s Counter.
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is located in the Rainier Valley of southeast Seattle between Interstate 5 and Lake Washington.
Located in the Hillman City neighborhood located a half mile south of Columbia City, RVLA enjoys one of the highest Walk Scores of any neighborhood in South Seattle. The Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station is just blocks from Columbia City’s main core, getting you into downtown in 12 minutes and the SeaTac airport in 15 minutes.