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.

Academics

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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Apply

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

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Fast Facts

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Families Receiving Tuition Assistance
Average Class Size
1:11
College Counselor to Senior Ratio
$k
Average College Award Per Senior
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Student Retention Rate
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Faculty with Professional Degrees Actively Engaged in their Field
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School Community Gives to the Annual Fund

Upcoming Events

RS Soul Ensemble at A Night of Black Innovation

RS Soul Ensemble at A Night of Black Innovation

A Night of Black Innovation
Saturday 9/21 7-9pm
@ Jefferson School - $20
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC) presents “A Night of Black Innovation”, the first of a series commemorating the ingenious cultural contributions of African Americans in America. The renowned infusions of Black artistry, creative expression, innovation, improvisation, and experimentation, are deeply embedded in the cultural landscape of American identity, tracing back to African origins  and perceptible in the chords and lyrics of American music today.

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Road to College Workshop for Parents

Road to College Workshop for Parents

This FREE event is made available each year to area parents of middle schoolers preparing for the Road to College! This workshop is led by Head of School Sara Johnson, whose nationally-recognized college counseling program frequently leads to students getting into their number one choice college, and an avarge award of over $190,000 in scholarships. Please RSVP for this event with Ms. Richelle Claiborne.

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!

Fall Open House

Fall Open House

Renaissance School is Central Virginia's college prep school for high ability students in the arts, sciences, and humanities! Come experience a day at Charlottesville's best-kept secret when it comes to education for independent, goal-oriented, kind and respectful college-bound teens. Our campus, community, teaching philosophy, faculty, and student body are like no other - spend a day with us to see if Renaissance School is where you want to be challenged, seen, and encouraged during your high school experience!

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