Visit The Renais­sance Inter­na­tional School


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) from  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 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.

To attend a tour please choose the day of your convenience and sign up for the tour. In the past year the school has grown and we are proud of being in Oakland and Piedmont.




Tours for Toddler and Preschool Applicants

The tour starts at 3618 Dimond Ave, Oakland,  CA 94602


Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am



Tours for Kindergarten and Elementary Applicants

The tour starts at 3618 Dimond Ave, Oakland, CA 94602 and you will have the unique opportunity of visiting both campuses


Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am

Thursday, Octobber 13, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 9:30-11:30 am



Tours for Middle School Applicants

The tour starts at 3618 Dimond Ave, Oakland, CA 94602




Apply to The Renais­sance Inter­na­tional School


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.


Toddler and Preschool Appli­ca­tion


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.It is impor­tant to note that there is no dead­line for appli­ca­tions for tod­dler and preschool-aged children.


Kinder­garten, Ele­men­tary and Mid­dle School


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.