Prospective students, alumni and their families are welcome as guests on campus. You may arrange for a campus tour by contacting the school in advance. If you are not related to a student, please call the front office for permission to visit at (707) 431-5100, as Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is private property and there is no public access to the river.
Rio is located about an hour and twenty minutes north of San Francisco. To get to Rio by car, travel north on the 101 and take exit 502 for Healdsburg Ave. Drive one mile and turn Right on Bailache. Drive about 8 minutes until you get to the end of the road. When you arrive at the front gate, use the call box to dial the School Office, describe who you are, and the staff member will let you in.
The Sonoma County Airport Express leaves regularly from both SFO and OAK and arrives at the Sonoma County Airport, which is about 25 minutes from the school. From there, you can take an Uber or arrange a pickup with the school (students only.) View schedules and fees on the website:
San Francisco International Airport
Car rentals are available, or Sonoma County Airport Express Shuttle leaves hourly from the passenger pickup and arrives at the Sonoma County Airport. SFO is approximately 90 minutes from Rio during non-traffic times and up to 2.5 hours away during rush hour.
Oakland International Airport
Car rentals are available, or the Sonoma County Airport Express Shuttle leaves every other hour from the passenger pickup and arrives at the Sonoma County Airport. OAK is approximately 80 minutes from Rio during non-traffic times and up to 2 hours away during rush hour.
Sonoma County Airport (STS)
This airport has several flights daily and uses Alaska Airlines (direct flights to Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, San Diego, Seattle), the affordable Avelo Airlines (direct flights to Las Vegas and Burbank), United Airlines (direct flights to Denver, San Francisco), and American Airlines (direct to Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix).
Check directly with the airlines to find your best deal. The Sonoma County Airport is 25 minutes away from Rio and once there, you can take an Uber or arrange a pickup with the school (students only.)
During your first visit as a prospective student, if needed, the school will provide a guest room in one of the two dorms free of charge. Your meals during your tour will also be provided. Meals are not provided during summer vacation or home-leaves. You can also see a list of nearby hotels if you would like to visit the area on your own.
Parents with enrolled students are welcome on our campus. Come to visit and support your son or daughter, especially during events such as student-led concerts, church services, Parent Weekend, and athletic games and tournaments. If you need overnight accommodations on campus, please Contact the Deans in either dorm. Charges for cafeteria meals and dorm stays may vary.
For alumni who would would like to visit, we ask that you call in advance and let us know you will be visiting. We look forward to seeing you!
There are many local attractions that guests and Rio student families may want to enjoy. Check the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce for local events, restaurants, parks, and lodging at www.healdsburg.com.