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Life at Rio

Living at Rio is more than exciting; it’s life changing. The classroom is just the beginning. Much of your learning at a boarding school takes place outside the classroom as you immerse yourself in the numerous social activities that help you make friends for life.

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Daily Schedule

7:30 am

8:00-11:45 am

10:00 am

12:15 pm

1:00-5:00 pm

5:15 pm 

6:00-7:30 pm

7:45 pm

8:15 pm

8:30-10:30 pm

10:30 pm






Class/Work/Study Hall



Dorm Chapel

Clean Up/Dorm Chores

Study Hall

Lights Out


After School

Join a campus club, play on a sports team, play music for a worship service, or serve others in a weekend community service project. There is always something exciting going on both after school and on the weekends. 

Student Activities

Students enjoy playing schoolyard games for intramurals during their recreation time between each evening after dinner. Intramural games vary by season and include friendly competitions of ultimate frisbee, racket smack-it, dodgeball, floor hockey, kickball, softball and more.

Social Life

Boarding school students are more active during or after school than public and private school students. About 60% of Rio students are involved in varsity sports and 85% of the student body participates in the intramural program.

Dining On Campus

Fresh, delicious, vegetarian food served hot every day by our talented chefs.

boys football team makes a plan in a huddle


Get active and get outside by joining one of our many athletic teams. 

Performing Arts

Challenge yourself by performing on stage with our drama class or stay on pitch in one of our choirs.

Campus Ministries

Rio’s student body is in constant pursuit of building a relationship with God. Get involved in Campus Ministries and find how how you can serve your fellow students and grow in your walk with God.

Student Association

Get involved in student life and have fun with games and activities. Some of your best memories are made at SA events!

medical bag

Health & Wellness

Find out how you can stay healthy and safe at Rio and what kinds of procedures are in place in case you get sick.

Our goal is to see our students grow and succeed. We want Rio to be a place where students become independent, find their calling and become closer to God. 

Vic AndersonFormer Principal, Class of 1971