The Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools are committed to honoring the spirit of each child.
We offer outstanding academic programs that emphasize social, emotional, and life skills. We focus on mathematic, scientific, artistic, literacy and social skills that enable our students to the build the best foundation for their future.
We encourage and promote an understanding of international and cross-cultural perspectives so that students will have an understanding of their place in the world.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 437 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
437 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade
Renaissance School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Sarah Soule


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art and Music, Chess Club, Hiking

School Notes

  • Founded in 1988, Heartworks Preschools has educated young children from the age of six weeks through pre kindergarten for nearly 30 years in an enriching environment.  Our focus is on viewing the child as a growing individual and on expanding his or her interests and abilities.  Renaissance, our elementary school, is located in the historic farm barn at Shelburne Farms.  We provide excellent instruction for children in grades K-5 in individual single grade classrooms.  We teach fundamental skills that promotes a love of learning.  We offer a differentiated curriculum for Mathematics and Language Arts and offer both Spanish and French for students in all grades.  Our students in grades 6-8 are enrolled at Endeavour.  They benefit from a rich spectrum of academic offerings and an advisory program that prepares them for the rigors of high school.  

School Reviews

For the last five years, I have watched all three of my daughters flourish at Renaissance. The amazing teachers there foster a love for learning that is unparalleled. The project based learning, immersive Spanish and French language instruction for all grades, music and drama, STEAM, art and outdoor classroom at Shelburne Farms together offers an educational experience unique to our community. More importantly, the school environment is one of nuturinv and acceptance and the children form school wide friendships. Love this special school and am thankful for the teachers there.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 437 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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