High School


High school students at RVA participate in a rich program of arts and sciences based on an American curricular foundation. We also support students who require British IGCSE qualifications.

Both a college-prep and a standard diploma are offered at RVA, along with a number of Advanced Placement courses, which usually include English, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, French, Biology, and Chemistry.

Students benefit from physical education and Bible instruction each term, as well as a variety of visual and performing arts options.

high school teacher

“While technically I may be teaching my students math, more often than not, these students are teaching me – everyday conversations reveal wisdom and maturity beyond their years.” –Sheri Daubenmier, RVA teacher

university preparation


Currently, RVA educates about 300 high school students. Graduates in the past ten years have gone on to attend notable institutions such as:

  • Brown
  • Caltech
  • Cornell
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Stanford
  • St Andrews
  • Vanderbilt
  • the US Air Force Academy
  • Wellesley
  • Yale

Program Information

RVA follows a year-round, single track academic schedule. School is in session from August to July each year. We have three terms, each approximately 12 weeks in length, followed by a one month holiday break.

The high school program includes:

  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Foreign Language
  • Bible
  • Physical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Life Skills
as well as a variety of term-length and enrichment courses.
high school information

High School Life