Rivers Academy

Explore · Balance · Belong

Inspire · Engage · Innovate

Endeavor · Excel · Achieve

Our Vision

Introduction

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.

Vision Statement

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

Story

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.

EXPLORE

To provide opportunities to pursue individual gifts and talents.

BALANCE

To provide a balance between being a child and excelling in both academics and their chosen passions.

BELONG

To be a community of students who develop into confident, independent thinkers, facing the future with personal success.

Our Approach

Technique

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.

Teaching

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.

Schedule

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

8:10-12:35 Classes
12:35-1:10 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Extended Day (optional)

Friday 9:00 – 12:00 Alpharetta Study Hall (optional)

Our Success

College Prep

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.

Acceptance

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.

Alumni

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!

Alpharetta

Rivers Alpharetta

38 North Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770.475.0081

Directions

Rivers Alpharetta

Rivers Academy Alpharetta
38 North Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770.475.0081
Rivers Alpharetta
38 N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA
Rivers Academy Alpharetta
38 North Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770.475.0081
Direction

Atlanta

Rivers Atlanta

1934 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.458.5160

Directions

Rivers Atlanta

Rivers Academy Atlanta
1934 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.458.5160
Rivers Atlanta
1934 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
Rivers Academy Atlanta
1934 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.458.5160
Direction

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

Alpharetta

38 North Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770.475.0081

Atlanta

1934 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
404.458.5160