The Renaissance School History
The Renaissance School was founded in 1992 by Leslie Hites, originally as A Child's World Montessori School, with the commitment of offering the East Bay community an education based on the coordinated research of Dr. Maria Montessori and her associates: Alfred Adler, John Dewey, Anna Freud, and Jean Piaget. The school has grown over the past decade into a warm, loving community of students, families, and teachers committed to giving their children a world-class education. The Renaissance School has become a multicultural and multilingual community with a particular dedication to the arts.

Since 1992, Leslie Hites has had the privilege of serving as Head of School at A Child's World Montessori School, now The Renaissance School. Together with the staff and families, she deeply believes in the human potential. Even the youngest child at The Renaissance School is treated with respect as a full and complete individual. The task of The Renaissance School is to help each student to discover and develop the unique talents and possibilities that are his or her birthright.

Today, the Renaissance School has an enrollment of approximately 200 students ranging from age two through eighth grade. The school is non-sectarian, coeducational, and has been completely integrated from the day it was founded. The international faculty and student body represent more than 25 different countries and nearly every ethnic group and major world religion. It is a truly multicultural and international experience!

It almost goes without saying that we do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual preference in the consideration of new applications or in the daily life of the school.