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River City Scholars is a free public charter school!   Seats are filling fast, so apply today​!

Why River City Scholars?

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, River City Scholars is a school like no other – one that can lead to a lifetime of success. We set high standards, make expectations clear, and provide a safe and emotionally secure learning environment. In addition, we focus on real-world skills, problem solving, and how to be a good citizen. Our exceptional teachers meet students at their ability level and challenge them to go beyond. Our students also draft a social contract that reinforces their commitment to their school, their teacher, and each other.

"I am beyond satisfied and impressed with every aspect of this school! The staff is amazing, and I always feel welcomed and able to be involved in my son’s education and learning experience!" - River City Scholars Parent
Top Reasons Parents Send Their Children To Our School: *
1 The curriculum provides moral focus as well as academics.
2 Teachers are great at communicating with parents.
3 Teachers truly care about their students.
* Based on actual 2013 surveys administered to parents of kids who were returning to River City Scholars

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Ice Cream with the Principal at Boston Square Ice Cream
Jul 25, 2014 12:30PM - 2:30PM@Boston Square Ice Cream

Join us at Boston Square Ice Cream for a chance to chiil with new Principal Brennecke Hinojosa. The first 50 people get a special treat from River City. At River City Scholars we educate, equip, and empower every child. Come see how we do it!

National Night Out
Aug 05, 2014 5:00PM - 8:00PM@Kroc Center

River City Scholars and Oakdale Neighbors team up for a great National Night Out! Join us for fun and games!! We will be at 2 locations, the Salvation Army Kroc Center and Joe Taylor Park. We will be making foam visor crafts, enjoying popsicles, and answering your questions about our college preparatory and morally focused education. Meet the staff and our new principal Brennecke Hinojosa!

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