Renaissance Learner Academy

Renaissance Learner Academy is a small, comprehensive high school that implements innovative academic and social learning models, applies brain research and learning theories in the classroom, and emphasizes exploratory educational experiences.. We create a personal learning plan that takes into account students' current abilities, future plans, and personal strengths.
We assess academic, social and emotional ability throughout their learning that is adapted to how they best show what they know and can do..
For students with special gifts, we're able to accelerate and expand learning opportunities for advanced college prep, special projects and concurrent enrollment in community college at San Jose City College.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dyscalculia, Anxiety, ASD, NLD
Year Founded2019

Student Body

Total Students10 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Renaissance Learner Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size6 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,000
Tuition NotesTuition payable in 1, 2, 4 or 10 monthly payments after deposit.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJay Dunlap
Admissions AssociateDavid Hopper


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Community Service Organization, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Clubs vary by year

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Music Programs vary by year

School Notes

  • Learning centered program that employs a highly engaging UDL, PBL and integrated curriculum models
  • Emphasis on technology, music, drama and art
  • Individualized personal learning plans for academic, emotional and social growth
  • Small class size (5 to 8 students)
  • Accessible and rigorous college preparatory curriculum
  • Schedules that optimize learning
  • Collaboration with family and other supporters, including educational therapists, tutors, or psychologists
  • Support for adaptive technologies
  • Staff to student ratio of 1:4

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Our son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He is thriving and learning at a phenomenal rate. They really are college preparatory. Had my son not attended MCP, he would mostly likely received a high school certificate not a diploma. He is learning skills to succeed in college and every day life. Thank you MCP.
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MCP offers individualized education, responsive staff, and commitment to helping students with learning differences reach their potential. Three thumbs up from our family!
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The average private school tuition in San Jose, CA is $15,447 for elementary schools and $22,404 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Jose, CA is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).