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Life  at RVLAHS

RVLAHS will open its doors to a founding class of 9th grade students in the fall of 2018 and is growing to serve grades 9 and 10 in the fall of 2019. We are looking for for mission-driven teachers to join our founding team as we continue to expand our school next fall.

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is hiring 9th and 10th grade teachers in all contents including Math, Chemistry, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Special 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.

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School 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.


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.


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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School

6020 Rainier Ave S,

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 659-0956