My son has been at the Renaissance School for 6 years (he's now in fourth grade), and my husband and I are extremely pleased with his academic progress. My child is enthusiastic about going to school every day. The Renaissance School is more expensive than some others, but they offer a program that has both breath and depth. Also, they have the entire line of specilized Montessori equipment for all ages, not just a selection. Music, art and foreign language are fully integrated into the curriculum. The staff and student body are culturally diverse. The school sets high standards which the children meet. It's a place where the kids take pride in their accomplishments. In short, it's a great school. Helene