Program Updates

Earlier Start

Learn about our Earlier Start Initiative!

A Rewarding Career Path

A scholar with a passion for photography finds a rewarding career!

College Support for Scholar Success

College visits freshmen year provide scholars essential, in-person support from their counselors.

Colleges and Universities with 2015 Rainier Scholars Graduates

Rainier Scholars is proud to celebrate the upcoming graduation of scholars from 25 colleges across the nation!

High School Scholars Tackle Tough Issues at Leadership Retreat

Rainier Scholars students analyze and present findings on obstacles to educational equity.

Colleges and universities attended by Cohorts I - VI 2014 - 2015

We currently serve 176 scholars at 73 different colleges and universities in 22 states.

Cohort VI transitioning to college

Summer retreat to prepare rising college freshmen.

High School Senior Scholars headed to college this fall

Congratulations to Cohort VI on their college decisions!

Cohort I and II scholars are college graduates and career professionals

Rainier Scholars first graduates emerged, spring of 2013.


After successful completion of the 14-month Academic Enrichment phase of Rainier Scholars, more than 95% of students in middle and high school are enrolled in private, parochial or public school programs, with approximately 40% in public Advanced Learning Programs and nearly 60% independent, parochial and boarding school placements.

Here is a list of middle and high school placements for the 2014-15 school year:

  •     Annie Wright School*
  •     Bishop Blanchet High School
  •     The Bush School
  •     Deerfield Academy, MA*
  •     Eastside Preparatory School
  •     Explorer West Middle School
  •     Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
  •     The Hill School, PA*
  •     Holy Names High School
  •     Lake Washington Girls' School
  •     Lakeside School
  •     The Northwest School
  •     O'Dea High School
  •     Oregon Episcopal School, OR*
  •     The Overlake School
  •     Philips Exeter Academy, NH*
  •     Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
  •     Seattle Lutheran High School
  •     Seattle Preparatory School
  •     Shawnigan Lake School, BC*
  •     St. Michael's University School, BC*   
  •     University Preparatory Academy
  •     Villa Academy
  •     Westside School

*Out-of-state boarding schools.