Welcome to Renaissance School, Central Virginia's college preparatory high school for high ability students in the arts, sciences, and/or humanities. We emphasize both broad and deep interdisciplinary learning through a balanced program equally strong in the arts and academics. Renaissance School embraces the whole student through differentiated and experiential learning. We emphasize creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.


Our program of study is both rigorous and enriching, asking students to engage on a daily basis their higher level thinking skills, their role as a social being, and their artistic creativity.

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Student Life

Student life at Renaissance School is both vibrant and engaging. Learn more about volunteerism, events, athletics and lot more.

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The application consists of four parts:
family information, a parent questionnaire, student application, and a student essay.

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Fast Facts

Families Receiving Tuition Assistance
Average Class Size
College Counselor to Senior Ratio
Average College Award Per Senior
Student Retention Rate
Faculty with Professional Degrees Actively Engaged in their Field
School Community Gives to the Annual Fund

Upcoming Events

STEAM Challenge

STEAM Challenge

Area Middle Schools compete in tech, design, and finance!

We seek one team of four from each school:

1. Scientist  2. Artist 3. Mathematician  4. Captain

It’s our 3rd year of the challenge, and we are opening it up to the community. Students will compete for a $100 prize and a spot in our annual Art & Science show on Friday 5/8/20!

For more details and to RSVP: 434-984-1952 or email Bethany at BFarris@RenaissanceSchool.org!

Summer Classes

Summer Classes

Join us for summer classes for high school credit! A great way to learn, get ahead, or catch up on some great subjects.

Algebra I for Credit - email Doc Nell
$1,250 | 6/11-8/1, M,T,Th | 11am-3pm
Darkroom Photography for Credit - email Ms. Johnson
$800 | 6/24-7/5, M-F | 9am-3pm
Algebra II for Credit - email Ms. Farris
$1,250 | 7/22 - 8/15, M-Th | 1-4pm

Summer Workbook and Reading

Summer Workbook and Reading

Each year, all Renaissance Students (and faculty) participate in summer learning. We've added some new options and kept some old favorites, and can't wait to learn more about your summer goals and adventures!
​1.  All students read the selected community book:  Animal Farm by George Orwell.
2.  All students have summer reading for English by grade level (titles below).
3.  All students pick three activities from the menu (at this link).

When completed, you may email your three projects to bfarris@renaissanceschool.org before the first day of school.

Activity - Your Name
e.g., Visit a Museum - Sammy Jones
e.g., Attend a Workshop - Cris Smith

We look forward to your submissions!


9th: Selections from “Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes” — Edith Hamilton

10th:  Selections from “Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Rolfe Humphries Translation”

11th: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (original, unabridged edition)” by L. Frank Baum

12th: “Peter Pan”, by James Barrie, and “Alice In Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll

Accolade Parade