Welcome to Rift Valley Academy

We educate and disciple students toward their potential in Christ, thus enabling families to serve across the African continent.

School Summary

RVA is a Christian boarding school in central Kenya with over a hundred years of rich history. We serve about 500 missionary children representing 30 nationalities and 80 mission organizations and churches. We also accommodate a small number of Kenyan national students and expatriate, non-mission students.

Our role is dyadic: supporting current mission work while investing in the next generation of missionaries and gospel-bearers. As a branch of Africa Inland Mission, we exist to see Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all of Africa’s peoples.

missionary school

We invest in the next generation of missionaries and gospel-bearers.

Read a message from our superintendent, Peter Wilson.

Campus Life At RVA

We offer a full range of Student Services to meet the daily and long-term needs of our boarding students.

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“I feel like there’s no better place to raise our kids. The character and quality of the people that make up this close-knit community, the simpler way of life, the greater mission, and the overlap of our family life and ministry is a unique and powerful combination.”
–Jill Wills, RVA staff member

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If you’re interested in attending RVA or serving at the school, please contact us today.