Renbrook School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (860)236-1661
Renbrook School provides students in preschool through grade nine with a robust, purposeful, and developmentally appropriate educational experience of the highest caliber.Small classes in an intimate community of supportive and caring teachers allow for an individualized approach to learningenabling each child to learn to take appropriate risks and identify and cultivate his or her own strengths.
Renbrook School provides students in preschool through grade nine with a robust, purposeful, and developmentally appropriate educational experience of the highest caliber.Small classes in an intimate community of supportive and caring teachers allow for an individualized approach to learningenabling each child to learn to take appropriate risks and identify and cultivate his or her own strengths.
Now celebrating our 44th season, Renbrook School Summer Adventure is a day camp open to 3 year old through tenth grade students coupled with our Counselor-In-Training Program for eleventh and twelfth grade students. Each program has been carefully developed for each age customized by staff aware of the growth and needs of children. Admission is based on personal qualifications without
In our science classes, our primary purpose is to increase students' understanding of the scientific way we learn about and understand the universe. We take the long view first and study a variety of processes on planet Earth and the challenges life must overcome to exist on the planet.
Through a constant variety of hands on activities and projects (topics are often chosen on their own), we show students how science affects their lives. Whether we're in the classroom, walking through our woods and fields, exploring our pond, or keeping up to date with new discoveries on the internet, we are in constant motion.
Arts and Athletics: 15 sports offerings for grades six through nine with every student participating in physical education. 10 different performing groups in a variety of Arts opportunities.
From preschool to grade five, we seek to promote students to the Upper School who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. Lower School embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that recognizes the learning style and developmental needs of each student.
Buddy Programs are organized by teachers, to pair up classes of older and younger students. For example, the ninth graders are traditionally buddies with the preschoolers or JK students.
We believe that the Visual Arts play a vital part in educating the whole child. At Renbrook, every student has the opportunity to learn how to communicate their ideas visually, as they experiment with new materials. Students are given the technical skills they need to allow them to explore and discover, as they find their own artistic voice.
  • At Renbrook, we educate the "complete" student-your child will grow intellectually, socially, and ethically.
  • Renbrook School prepares your preschool to eighth grade child for success at secondary school and beyond.
  • At Renbrook, your child`s education will be characterized by small classes and personal attention from faculty members.
  • With about 200 students in each of our Lower and Upper Schools, class sizes of 10:15 are typical.
  • In this smaller, focused learning environment, your child will have the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and to learn-both from dedicated, passionate educators, and from the other students in the class.
  • We value challenging academic work, but also encourage creativity, versatility, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
  • Most importantly, like few other schools, we support your child`s individual advancement and achievement. This is learning. This is Renbrook.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1935

Student Body

Total Students347 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeRenbrook School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Casual in grades PS-5th)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,500
Tuition NotesTuition listed is for highest grade offered. See website for additional tuition amounts.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$16,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJane Livziey
Admissions AssociateRobin Egan


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyGymnastics,

School Notes

  • An exciting, active, transformational education that brings learning to life, instills values, shapes character, and develops leaders. This is Renbrook.   To learn more, please go to our web site,, where you will find information about our curriculum, current news and events, and details about the admission process. The Office of Admission is also happy to assist you. Please call them at 860.236.1661 x 222.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  5/12/2017
After visiting several schools in the area for our daughters, RENBROOK SCHOOL, was the easiest decision we had to make. Superb faculty and staff, and a 5 star facility. Waiting to see what the final product looks like. FM
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5  12/17/2016
We're very happy with our decision to send our daughter Renbrook!
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5  1/29/2015
Renbrook provides a solid foundation for its students. I am grateful for the skills and confidence it provided me and how it prepared me for a successful secondary educational career and beyond. The feeling that the school, its faculty and staff, and fellow students have for this special place is immense.
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