Renaissance School

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Renaissance School Photo #1 - Creativity. Collaboration. Critical Thinking.
  • Renaissance School provides intellectually and artistically motivated high ability high school students with an interdisciplinary learning environment that integrates the arts, humanities, and sciences.
  • Renaissance School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that readies students for lives of scholarship and artistic expression.
  • We foster the scholastic and artistic excellence of our students by nurturing an academic, ethical, and collaborative community of learners.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students36 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Renaissance School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,500
Tuition NotesRenaissance School offers tuition assistance for families with demonstrated need.
% on Financial Aid
37%
Admissions DirectorRichelle Claiborne

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Baking Club, Model General Assembly, Model UN, Running Club, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Ensemble, Soul Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sneaux Club

School Notes

  • Renaissance School excels at serving the unique needs of high ability students. Our flexibility in tailoring the academic experience to the individual student means that we regularly:Accelerate and enrich student learning in areas of strengthFacilitate dual enrollment in college courses at UVA, PVCC, and other national and international schoolsPlan individual student class schedules around competitive or pre-professional practices in arts, athletics, or other domainsSupport twice exceptional students with existing IEPs that play to their strengths while building necessary skillsPromote student-driven learning through Academic Distinction and Independent Study programsOur objective is to support each student in achieving their academic goals.  Students meet weekly with a faculty advisor and mentor, and at least once a semester one-on-one with the Head of School or the Dean to discuss academic goals and plans. We have clubs, learning labs, tutors, guided focused studies among the many tools at students` disposal to strengthen core skills and stretch to new heights. A student with drive can achieve their dreams at Renaissance School!Because we serve students with unique talents and needs, we target enrollment of just 15-20 students per year. A truly tailored high school experience for high ability students is only possible with both flexibility and a high faculty-to-student ratio, and that is our goal. We are aware that a "small school" is not for every student,  but it is the perfect environment for a motivated high ability student. We have many students who are achieving at the highest level in their fields, including but not limited to:One of only 45 World Science Scholars, worldwideOne of only 12 22x20 Civics Interns, nationwideOne of only two high school teams to be invited to pitch to the UVA Darden School of Business iLabOne of only two published BioTrek student scientist teams in VirginiaMultiple Jefferson Scholar finalistsMultiple festival award-winning filmmakersMultiple English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Contest-WinnersMultiple elite student art portfoliosMultiple elite athletes in golf, equestrian sports, fencing, and other sportsIn fact, Renaissance School is the Niche #1 High School for the Arts in Virginia for 2019. We are here to guide our students towards excellence in all of the areas that motivate them.We encourage all students who are creative, passionate about learning, and willing to work hard to apply. Standardized testing does not always adequately identify ability, especially if students are highly gifted, twice exceptional, multilingual, think originally, or have unique personal or cultural circumstances - all of which are characteristics that describe students we are proud to call RHS alumni.

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