Renton Prep Christian: Microsoft's First US K-12 Flagship School Participant

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  • Renton Prep is a "MICROSOFT SHOWCASE SCHOOL" and was recently selected as Microsoft's first US K-12 FLAGSHIP SCHOOL participant, joining only 16 other schools from around the world. It is rated as one of the "TOP PRIVATE SCHOOLS" by the California based Learning Counsel.
  • It is a learner-centered 1-1 digital device blended learning environment known for its research-based implementation of Harvard University's "Mind, Brain and Education" philosophy of learning.
  • As an intentional MicroSchool it serves 200 competitively selected students from 26 nations and 12 faith traditions. Its diverse community of researchers and learners reflects our unified commitment to offering a globally connected, researched-based learning environment with an emphasis in STEM and Fine Arts.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded2014
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students219 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Renton Prep Christian: Microsoft's First US K-12 Flagship School Participant Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses31 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Student designed uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,700
Tuition Notesfinancial aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDavid-Paul Zimmerman
Admissions AssociateRachel Huggins

School Notes

  • This private-public partnership with the City of Renton lease several floors of the 7 story building that once housed the Renton City Hall. It is located in downtown Renton, on the banks of the Cedar River. Set in a 20 acre community owned site, Renton Prep offers access to playfields, outdoor tennis and basketball courts and a skateboard park as well as 2 indoors gyms, weight and exercise rooms, dance studio, performing arts center, and a 24 mile asphalt running and biking trail. Renton  Prep was opened in February 2015. As a research based educational environment Renton Prep has a global reach and draws students committed to entering college their junior year in high school. Students co-create their learning design plans that exceed all Washington State requirements and generally carry the equivalent of 6.5 to 7.5 yearly credit load. All 8th graders capable of high school level work are encouraged to complete as many high school level courses as they believe they can successfully complete and may receive full high school credit for classes taken and completed.
  • Students typically take 20 or more field trips a year, attending the Seattle Opera, Ballet, Shakespeare, 5th Avenue and Paramount Theater productions.
  • Renton Prep is intentionally a MicroSchool and serves only 160 students.

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The average private school tuition in Washington is $9,962 for elementary schools and $13,003 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).