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Rio Lindo Adventist Academy
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is the boarding school for the Northern California Conference, making secondary Adventist education available to all students in Northern California. Rio’s co-educational program is committed to excellence. The administration and the staff are resolute in their desire to grow professionally. The quiet, safe, and picturesque location is the perfect place for students to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. Rio’s dedicated staff work to serve and to model Jesus’ teachings to the students. The culturally diverse student body creates an opportunity for students to interact globally while developing a close-knit community based on love and respect.

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy provides:
  • Qualified teachers who spend an average of 50 hours annually in on-campus professional development and teacher collaboration.
  • Opportunities for students to serve their world and local community throughout the year by participating in mission trips, community service days, and the Open Table homeless ministry. This year, the students built schools and held Vacation Bible Schools in Chang Mai, Thailand; assisted in the clean up and distribution of food and clothes after the fires in Lake County; served the homeless in Santa Rosa; and worked on other projects in Sonoma County.
  • Dorms that create a home-like atmosphere yet encourage independence. The dorms are a place where friends are made for life.
  • An emphasis on higher education: 95% of Rio’s graduating seniors continue their education after Rio.
  • An industrial arts program that enables students to learn the basics of woodshop, auto shop, auto body, and welding; and a home arts program where students learn cooking, sewing, knitting, and interior design.
  • Three diploma options for students: general, college preparatory, and honors.
  • Opportunities for students to stay active by joining sports teams, playing intercampus intramurals, hiking and mountain biking on campus, and working out in the gymnasium. The school received $10,000-worth of exercise equipment, allowing students to work out during recreation time.
  • Advanced placement and honors classes that give students a head start in college: AP Calculus, Honors English III and IV, and Honors U.S. History.
  • Opportunities for leadership: student leaders serve on the Spiritual Life Committee to plan God-focused activities and to engage with others to grow in their spirituality, and Student Association leaders plan and encourage their fellow students to participate in Saturday night activities, banquets, and outings.

Douglas Schmidt

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy

Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists | 401 Taylor Blvd. | P.O. Box 23165 | Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 | (925) 685-4300 | info@nccsda.com