Rivers Academy is a unique learning environment for students in grades 4-12. We provide a rigorous college prep curriculum in a condensed school week. By engaging students in collaborative learning with small class sizes, our scholars achieve more academically and personally than with traditional approaches.
Rivers Academy encourages all its students to become lifelong learners by instilling academic curiosity, respect for others, and accountability to core values.
EXPLORE · BALANCE · BELONG
In 2008, the Rivers Academy founder was concerned by a lack of educational options for students pursuing passions at the elite level that conflicted with traditional school schedules. She set out to create a school that could accommodate these students’ demanding schedules without compromising academic excellence.
To provide opportunities to pursue individual gifts and talents.
To provide a balance between being a child and excelling in both academics and their chosen passions.
To be a community of students who develop into confident, independent thinkers, facing the future with personal success.
Studies have shown that in a traditional school, only 3.5 hours a day are used for instruction. So we have crafted our schedule to consist of shorter days with much more focused instruction periods. Students receive the traditional benefits of school, such as field trips, yearbooks, dances, and graduation, while preserving time in which to pursue their passions.
Our curriculum is delivered at the honors level and above, using superior content and proven modes of delivery. In addition, we offer AP classes along with electives in Foreign Language, Social Sciences, Business, Technology, and the Arts. Students cultivate subject mastery and critical thinking skills while taking ownership of their education. We work with parents to develop the whole child, through mutual respect and character-driven expectations.
We meet in classroom environments three days per week plus an optional half day. Traveling students maintain educational momentum through instructional support and teacher communication.
Monday 9:00 – 12:00 Atlanta Study Hall (optional)
Tuesday – Thursday
1:15-2:15 Extended Day (optional)
Friday 9:00 – 12:00 Alpharetta Study Hall (optional)
Our staff and rigorous academics ensure that all Rivers students are well prepared to be successful at the college level. We provide our students and their families with advice and assistance on course selection, standardized testing, and every step of the college application process.
Rivers Academy graduates attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation, pursuing excellence in academics as well as their chosen passions. Our alumni have been accepted at such institutions as Parsons School of Design, University of Georgia, U.S. Air Force Academy, and Yale University.
Rivers Academy graduates become members of our active Alumni Association, a nationwide network of intelligent and talented young adults pursuing their passions. We follow the endeavors and accomplishments of our alumni with pride!
38 North Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
1934 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329