Renaissance School is committed to being a good neighbor, and we do so in many ways!
A service day is a regular part of our Fall Ninth Week trip. One year, we weeded, mulched, and planted bulbs in the street frontage of many of neighbors, including CASA, The Haven, Core Knowledge, Ready Kids, and the Music Resource Center. We received many happy emails the following spring when the bright red and yellow tulips were in bloom! Another year, we conducted a native tree and invasive species observation at a local park to aid in conservation efforts.
We are very happy to participate in the annual Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Neighbors-4-Neighbors School Food Drive each year. We are very proud to be the first place school in four out of the past five years (and second place the other year)!
Our Environmental Science Class partnered with the IX Art Park when their Virginia Native Plant garden was being installed. Students monitored the garden area for many months, observing the pollinators, birds, spiders, and other insects attracted by the new planting, helping to restore biodiversity to the area.
Many of our students are actively involved in community organizations, including Families in Action, Habitat for Humanity, the Charlottesville Marathon, Wild Virginia, People Places, Hope Community Center, the Salvation Army, and many others. We encourage students to get involved and take action on issues they care about and find ways to give back to our neighbors and the community!