The RVLAHS Difference

Choosing a high school is just as important as choosing the college or university you attend. High school can have a direct impact on shaping the trajectory of a student’s life.

RVLA High School students are able to focus in a safe, constructive learning environment composed of teachers and staff who care about the lasting impact they have on students’ success in college, leadership and life. Each teacher and staff know your child’s name and understands their cognitive and academic needs. We are committed to holistically serving our students and building collaborative, supportive, positive relationships with our families.

RVLA High School is driven from 5 Leadership Habits:

Grit + Hustle

Working through a challenge.

Showing urgency.

Reaching a personal goal.


Extraordinary act of kindness to a teammate or staff member.

Bettering the community or environment.


Modeling enthusiasm for an assignment or endeavor.

Encouraging a teammate to persist through a challenge.

Exerting exemplary effort.


Taking an academic risk. Being brave.


Holding others accountable in a positive way.

Taking personal initiative above and beyond basic expectations

At RVLA High School, our teachers and staff strive to live out our Leadership Habits in everything we do; they are an inherent part of our culture. We are committed to providing the following to all students who join us on our educational journey:

  • A public high school that’s free and open to all students
  • Personalized learning for all students
  • A teacher mentor for every child
  • A rigorous, college-going culture
  • Technology to enhance learning
  • Family partnerships and programming
  • Free transportation options for all students

We look forward to sharing how we put your child on the pathway to college, leadership and life!

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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School

6020 Rainier Ave S,

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 659-0956