Welcome to Riverbend Academy, a distinctive school that pursues a classical Christian approach to learning. We pursue this approach because it equips students with the tools and love for life-long learning. Students are taught the fundamentals of each discipline (grammar), how to think through each discipline (dialect or logic) and how to express their thinking on each discipline (rhetoric).
This three-pronged approach, known as the Trivium, is pursued at all ages, but each prong is emphasized successively to match the students’ development. They begin during their grammar years with a focus on memorizing and mastering important basic information in creative ways such as songs, chants or repetitious learning games. They continue during the middle school years to focus on how to think, reason and evaluate logically using such methods as debates, discussions and examinations of arguments. During their high school years, their focus turns to how to communicate clearly and persuasively using a variety of methods, including drama, thesis writing, mock trials and apologetics. As a school, we are training students with academic excellence to think sharply and communicate clearly.
Riverbend Academy teaches the absolute truth of God’s Word, the Bible, and commits to integrating all areas of study with God’s Word. We intentionally seek to instill a thoroughly Christian worldview in our students. As a school, we are contending for the faith, and our vision includes graduating students who contend for the faith.
The new enrollment season is almost upon us! The Academy's Board of Governing Officers has met to establish rates and fees for the 2014-15 school year, so the updated rates and fees are posted on the website. We are posting the updated Admission Application, but you are welcome to use one of the 2013-14 Applications in the meantime. We will begin processing applications and scheduling parent interviews in February, but applications can be accepted at any time. We are not doing a formal Information Meeting this year, but encourage all interested families to attend one of our scheduled Warrior Walks. If you are unable to attend a Warrior Walk, please call the school office (615-0986) and we'll be happy to schedule a tour.
Re-Enrollment packets have been sent home to current Riverbend Academy students, as well as Promise Land K4 students. Re-Enrollment has begun and will continue through February 28. Current families can secure their spot in next year's classes before Open Enrollment begins in March.
Riverbend Academy does not accept any vouchers, grants or scholarships by any government agency, whether federal, state or local. However, when funds are available, we do award needs-based scholarships based on recommendations by FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). There is a link under "Admissions" to the FAST application (2014-2015 FAST Application Fee is $38), which can be completed at any time. Once the application is complete and tax records have been mailed and verified, a recommendation will be sent to the school which will go before our Board for consideration.
Athletic Booster Club
Check out the information on becoming a member of our Riverbend Academy Athletic Booster Club (RAABC)! The details can be found under the "Athletics" link.
Be sure to be using the ParentsWeb link for grade and attendance information for your child/ren, updated calendar listings, and more. ParentsWeb is now your primary source for upper school homework. The Tests/Projects section and lunch menu information are still under the "Parents - Check Assignments" link on this web-site. Please call the school office if you have any questions (615-0986).
Come join us for a Warrior Walk! This 60 minute presentation is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the ministry of Riverbend Academy. Walks can also be scheduled by request. Please note that we have added some Wednesday Warrior Walks to the schedule. Call the school office (615-0986) for more information. Here is a schedule for some of the future Warrior Walks:
Wednesday, February 5 @ 11:00
Thursday, February 6, @ 8:00
Wednesday, February 19 @ 11:00
Thursday, February 20 @ 8:00
Thursday, March 6 @ 8:00
We officially received our K-12 accreditation from the Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS) in 2010, and recently received our "Fully-Accredited" 5 year renewal.. To God be the glory!! We are also a candidate school for accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Box Tops for Education
We are continuing a Box Tops for Education drive at Riverbend Academy! Box Tops can be turned into the school office any time and will benefit both the Academy and Promise Land Enrichment Center. We receive "free money" for every Box Top!