Obviously, no school can be all things to all people, nor can it be right for every child.
The goal of our admissions process is to ensure a good match between your family's values and objectives for your children and those of our school.
The Renaissance International School is a school community that holds values rare in today's world. We are looking for families with similar goals who are seeking a school that reflects their values and philosophy. We work closely with parents as an extension of the home. We invite you to visit and see our students working. We hold school tours throughout the year as an introduction. This is the first step in the process. School tours are usually held in groups of parents (adults only, please), at 9:30am different days of the week.
You will find that our tours are very comprehensive; plan to spend at least two hours at the school. At this time, you will have an opportunity to hear about the philosophy and curriculum, observe the classrooms, and ask any questions about our program. On the day of the tour, you will be given an application for enrollment. Parents are welcome to return to observe a classroom in session if desired. Simply call our office to schedule an appointment.
If, after the school tour, you would like to apply for enrollment, please complete the application form and return it to the school, complete with the application fee stated at the bottom of the form. We cannot process an application without the fee, and we cannot accept faxed applications. For preschool-aged children, please be specific on the form about the date you would like your child to start attendance at The Renaissance International School. We incur a rolling admissions policy and enroll students at any point in the year, as long as space is available. Your child must be at least two years old prior to transitioning into the program. You may mail the application to us, or bring it to the school office.
Students applying to our Kindergarten, Elementary or Middle School programs will need to spend two days in the classroom for evaluation and placement purposes. The visits must take place prior to the admissions appointment with the Head of School, which is the next step. Upon receipt of your application, our office will call you to arrange a time to meet with the Head of School, Leslie Hites. This appointment will take about two hours. Leslie will be interested in hearing about what makes your child unique, what your dreams are for your child, and how you feel s/he will thrive in our program. She will be happy to answer any additional questions you have at that time.
For children coming from another school or center, we request that the child's current or past teacher(s) complete a form telling us about their student. For children applying to our Elementary program, we will also need a copy of the student's full transcript and any test scores available. We receive most applications between October and February.
Notifications are mailed out in March. We consider each application as it is received, and develop a waiting list when all spaces have been filled for the particular year. Late applications and applications for mid-year admission are considered as space is available. After the admissions appointment, upon acceptance, you will receive a forms packet and a confirmation of your child's starting date. In order to secure placement for your child, the signed parent agreement and one month's tuition deposit must be returned immediately. We will be unable to proceed with enrollment without these items.
We are currently accepting applications for students at all levels of our program. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you soon.
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