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Rio Lindo Adventist Academy

Private | 9-12 | 193 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $385,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,220.

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

Rio Lindo all around is a fantastic school. I feel coming to this school has definitely prepared me for the future and has made me more independent. The Faculty here are so kind and always willing to help. I feel I can always go to one of them when I have problem I need to discuss. I absolutely love sports. I play on the Varsity volleyball and basketball team. The coaches are very encouraging and have taught me a lot of new skills. The campus is absolutely stunning and is right along the Russian River. It's very diverse and has kids from all around the WORLD! Coming to this school is something I will never regret.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2014

Rio is place that student require to get on the good side of staff! When you are not! You will always getting pick on, and their will be no one you can talk with.Even you do, they most likely will not do anythings to at least try shoving it. Reason is all the staff are well connected, most of the staff is alumni of Rio Lindo Adventist Academy in Healdsburg, friends, or classmate. If one of the staff decide to punish you. Because of a accuse or dislike. It will happen. The principle will unlikely listen to your explained or reason. In fact from my past experience the principle will not even care to call you to have a discussion. I was a student in Rio Lindo Adventist Academy in Healdsburg and I really hope I can have a chance to other high school. I wish before you want to choose the school, deeply consider it. So you won't end up the same as me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2013

I graduated from Rio Lindo Academy, and there is no other high school experience quite like it. Students at Rio are blessed with caring teachers, a beautiful campus, quality education that is well-rounded, and all that is needed to be successful in high school. I hope to be able to send my own children there someday.


Posted May 20, 2011

I don't think the person who wrote the negative response has any idea what Rio is all about. Every student or staff member who has been to Rio can't deny the beauty of the campus, the care that the staff put into their students, and the all-around positivity. Yes, it is a Christian school with required worships, but it offers an education that is far superior to public schools, with extracurricular classes such as shop, art, a strong PE program, music, and auto shop. Students who have high academic standards thrive there. Kids who don't want to work hard will feel very challenged.


Posted November 18, 2009

School is unlawful and and unconstitutional. takes away the rights and liberties of parents and students. would not recomend this school to anyone. replicates a fascist oligarchy


Posted October 13, 2005

great school for children who need dicipline and religious training. i attended this school and highly recommend it as a boarding school even if you are not adventist.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2004

Rio Lindo Academy is an excellent christian high school. It is a boarding school, but accepts day students as well. I am a student here, and I have never been in a school where the teachers care so much. Not only that, but there are a lot of opportunities that you would not find at other schools. There are numerous sports students can participate in, as well as mission trips each year, and even a student exchange program to Australia. We have a learning research center for students struggling in their classes. We have 2 computer labs where students can access the internet, and an industrial arts program that is superior to that of many schools. We also have a great music program, and a unique work experience program where students can work and earn money towards tuition.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 11%
Black 14% 6%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Pacific Union College
Walla Walla University
University of California
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Textile design
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 4:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Douglas Schmidt
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
Associations
  • GCSDAC
Fax number
  • (707) 431-5115

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Textile design
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
75

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$16000 - $20000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Pacific Union College
Walla Walla University
University of California
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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3200 Rio Lindo Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Phone: (707) 431-5100

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