We’re proud to introduce Excel-erate, our new advanced learning program. For the student ready to accelerate beyond grade level, Excel-erate provides the resources and instruction they need.Learn More
In partnership with Cherry Health, we are offering free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. All students, families, and staff are eligible. Stop by River City and get vaccinated!More Information
Wellspring Preparatory High School is a continuation of the great education offered at River City Scholars. Learn more about Wellspring Prep by clicking below.Discover Wellspring Prep
Welcome to River City
We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At River City Scholars we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child and make moral focus lessons part of every school day. As a result, our students thrive.
At River City we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best.Discover Our Difference
A K-12 Education
At Wellspring Prep, students will have the opportunity to be challenged beyond average classroom learning, including access to Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment opportunities, and the Early College Program. We emphasize extracurricular pursuits and ways to give back to the community. The result is college-ready students who not only stand out in the classroom but also as a person.
We Are a Charter School
Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. River City Scholars is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in Michigan.Learn More About Charter Schools
At a Glance
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Where Students Succeed
Students enrolled for three or more years have outperformed their peers on the state test in ELA and Math.
Apply Now For High School
River City Scholars provides a seamless K-12 educational experience with Wellspring Preparatory High School, a high school located in Grand Rapids, MI that falls under the National Heritage Academies portfolio.Continue Reading
Wellspring Prep is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Click below to learn more!
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Tour the School
We would love to show you our world so contact us to schedule a tour. We also hold open houses where you can meet our amazing teachers.Tour the School
We can’t wait to share your child’s journey! Apply online, in person, or over the phone and don’t hesitate to ask us questions along the way! We are here for you.Apply Now