Renaissance School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Year Founded1988

Student Body

Total Students437 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Renaissance School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio49:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorSarah Soule


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.  
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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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