“True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
Alumni, students, and families agree that the value of a Rio education goes above and beyond any amount of money. We believe that our diverse student body is one of our greatest strengths and seek a well-rounded group of talents, interests, and cultures to add to all of our students’ educational experience. We also believe that every child deserves an affordable Adventist Christian education.
Our Financial Assistance Program provides all families with the opportunity to experience Rio’s quality Christian education. Our promise to each student, since 1962, is that if you want to study at Rio, we will make it financially possible no matter the situation.*
Rio awards an average of $600,000 per year in student financial aid for qualifying families, which is supported by Rio’s many donors, rental properties, summer programs, and the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Tuition at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is not a “one-size-fits-all” model. It’s a range that is adjusted based on your family’s unique financial situation. Our student work program enables students to contribute between $1500-$4000 per school year to their school bills and build work ethic and confidence.
One thing I’ve grown to appreciate the work program for is it really strengthened my work ethic and abilities that would benefit me after I left Rio. Whether it’s cleaning, maintenance, or kitchen duty, Rio does well at crafting the students to not only become good workers, but a good reflection of the helping hand of God.
For the 2023-24 school year:
Full Year Boarding
Full Year Day (Commuting)
$20,780 (after Adventist
|$12,130 (after Adventist church
Tuition covers room and board for boarding students and two meals a day for day students. It also covers accident insurance, book rental fees, information technology resources, a yearbook, class dues, boys or girls dorm club activities, most Student Association (SA) sponsored activities, and Fitch Faces (student photo directory).
Additional fees may include:
Lab and field trip fees
Varsity sports fees
Industrial Arts project fees
Contact the Business Office
(707) 431-5100, ext. 109
For new U.S. students, applied to second semester of the following school year.
Deadline: March 1st – $300
Deadline: May 1st – $150
A discount of 1.0% is given for payments made by bank funds transfer, check, or cash for the full year’s tuition in advance.
Local churches, Rio, and your student’s work combined together make a significant impact on the cost of tuition. Give us a call to see if you qualify for this program.
A discount of 2.5% is awarded to families with two or more students simultaneously enrolled at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy.
Student Association (SA) officers are eligible for a leadership scholarship for the school year that they are in office. Students run for office in the last month of school for the following year.
For students with an attendance grade of ‘B’ or better, applied to second semester of the following school year.
4.0 GPA: $250 per semester
3.75 – 3.99 GPA: $125 per semester