Two Rivers Classical Academy is preparing for the 2020-2021 academic year, with classes for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. As we prepare for our second year, our focus is on growing the quality of our learning community. If your family would like to join us, we welcome you to learn more and to pursue enrollment in TRCA.

TRCA is currently accepting applications to fill a limited number of openings in each classroom:

  • Kindergarten: Wait-listed (contact us to join the list; we may consider adding a classroom)
  • First Grade: Open (first classroom full; additional classroom added)
  • Second Grade: Open
  • Third Grade: Open
  • Fourth Grade: Open
  • Fifth Grade: Open
  • Sixth Grade: Open
  • Seventh Grade: Open
  • Eighth Grade: Open

Enrollment Process

  1. Attend one of four Information Meetings
  2. Academy Tour (Optional but recommended; contact us to schedule) 
  3. Submit the following forms (Instructions & Checklist):
    1. Family Application and attachments
    2. Student Application and attachments
    3. Tuition & Fee Payment Agreement
  4. Read the TRCA Information Packet (handed out at Information Meetings) and An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents
  5. Family Interview (scheduled after application and fee is submitted)
  6. Tuition Deposit
  7. Placement Assessment (scheduled after acceptance)


Please mail documents and payment to:

Two Rivers Classical Academy 521 East Locust St, Ste 302 Des Moines, IA 50309

Alternately, scan documents and email to communications@tworiversclassical.org, or upload them at tworiversclassical.org/upload-your-application

Tuition & Fees

TRCA is based upon parent involvement, and as such, we endeavor to keep tuition and fees accessible to single-income households. We also operate on a unique tuition plan that is paid in full prior to the beginning of each semester, which enables us to maintain fiscal responsibility.

Application Fee
  • First Child: $200
  • Each additional child: $50
  • Maximum/Family: $300
  • Application Fee is non-refundable.
  • Grammar (K-5): $3,100 per year
  • Logic (6-8): $3,500 per year
  • Friday Lab/Seminar Fee (7-8): $900 per year* 
  • Books & Uniforms are purchased/billed separately; actual amounts vary by student and family.
Tuition Payment Plans

Deposit due by February 28: $500 (nonrefundable)

Ten Monthly Payments:

  •      Due 15th of March – December
  •      Grammar: $260/month
  •      Logic: $300/month
  •      Lab/Seminar Fee: $90/month*

Two Semester Payments:

  •      Due June 15 & December 15
  •      Grammar: $1,300/semester
  •      Logic: $1,500/semester
  •      Lab/Seminar Fee: $450/semester*
Friday Lab/Seminar

In order to provide more opportunities for classical discussion and some coursework, TRCA’s 7th and 8th grades will meet for a half-day lab/seminar on Friday mornings.


Please contact us to learn more, ask questions, or schedule a visit!