“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”  -James Comer


Our school will be small, averaging just over 100 students per grade. Renaissance will build a strong, caring school community where students feel emotionally and physically safe, and where students and adults all know each other well.

Building a strong and positive culture takes consistent, intentional work over time. Advisory Crews, Adventure Education, and shared experiences contribute to a strong and positive culture. Each student will belong to an Advisory Crew of students who meet daily with their faculty advisor. Advisories will provide academic support (follow up and planning) and social support through team-building activities, meetings among peers, and mentoring opportunities. Students develop a strong and lasting bond with their peers and teachers through Adventure Education voyages and other shared experiences, such as all-school community meetings.