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Apply To Rio

Dear future student,

We are so glad you are considering Rio for your future education. Our students are kind, compassionate and really care for each other. I am so proud when I hear from alumni who tell me of all of the ways Rio prepared them for their education and careers. We know boarding school is a great big decision for every family and want you to know that we’ll be right with you every step of the way. If you haven’t reached out yet, fill out this form so we can send you some good info. If you’re ready to apply, just scroll down to see how the application process works. And of course, give me a call or drop a line if you have any questions at all. Best of blessings in this time of a grand decision.


The Admissions Team

(707) 431-5100 Ext. 113

For Applications in Progress

If you have started an application and would like to continue it, please click the button below. If you have forgotten or lost your username or password, you can email admissions(at)

The Application Process


Start Online Application

To begin the admissions process, click to Create an Account. Then log in to your account and create a new student application. You will have the flexibility to log in and out of your account while you work on your application. The following items are included with the Online Application:

Parent Questions
Student Questions & Essay
Recommendation Forms


Submit Online Application

Submit the completed application. There is a $80 application fee. You will be able to monitor when Rio receives the student recommendation forms. 

If applying for financial aid, an online financial aid application will be emailed to you and needs to be completed during the admission process.





Send Additional Documents

Email the following to

  • Most recent grades/transcript
  • Immunization records

Additional requirements for International students: (Please see the International Student Page for more information about attending Rio.)


Make Financial Arrangements

Check out our Financial Page for more information about scholarships or financial help. The Business Office will contact you to make financial arrangements.

Contact the business office for more information at 707-431-5100 ext. 109.





Get Accepted

After all documents are received and reviewed by the Admission Committee, you might be asked to be interviewed. A decision regarding acceptance will be made within a few days. Once you’re accepted, you’ll receive an acceptance letter and a packet of information to help you prepare for your transition to Rio.




Welcome to Rio

Once you’re accepted, we can start planning your arrival to Rio. Think about your dorm room, what classes you’d like to take, and what activities you’d like to be involved in. We can’t wait to have you here!

For more information or questions about applying to Rio, do not hesitate to contact us at (707) 431-5100 ext. 113 or by email at


When To Apply?

  Application Deadline Discount
Early Decision 1 March 1 $300
Early Decision 2 May 1 $150
Final Deadline July 30 $0