Learning is . . .
At the heart of a Renaissance education are learning expeditions. These are interdisciplinary courses that take a deep dive into a real-world topic or question. Expeditions are designed to explore big questions and big issues in the world.
Renaissance emphasizes real world learning: learning not just about the world, but directly from the world and for the world.
Renaissance students are prepared for college, careers, and life
While a Renaissance education is uncommonly engaging, it is also rigorous. Many of our courses are taught at an honors level. Students are expected to grapple with complex topics, engage in high-level readings, conduct both quantitative and qualitative analysis, pursue scientific research, and develop original arguments rooted in evidence.
Learning that is an Adventure
Another unique aspect of the Renaissance experience is our Adventure Education program. Students challenge themselves on outdoor learning experiences like backpacking, rock climbing, and kayaking. Adventure Education helps students learn how to work together, support each other, and solve problems. Through diverse and dynamic outdoor experiences, Adventure Education fosters student engagement, empowerment, empathy, and respect for self, others, and the environment.
Renaissance is a community of learners
Renaissance is a small school with a smaller student to teacher ratio than neighborhood Douglas County schools. A tradition of shared experiences create a culture that feels more like a family than other schools.
Meaningful connections between student and teacher are developed through daily advisory crew meetings. Advisory crews provide academic and social support through team-building activities, meetings among peers, and mentoring opportunities.
Ready for a Renaissance Education?
Renaissance has a limited number of openings left in select grade levels for the 2022-23 school year.
Renaissance will begin enrolling for the 2023-24 school year this fall.