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A Renaissance Education
Imagine a school where questions lead learning, where wondering is a habit of mind, and where children engage with the city and their studies as full participants.
About Ren School
At A Renaissance School (Ren School) art, design, engineering, and the sciences are lively, natural contexts for the introduction, development and application of skills. Based on inquiry processes embedded in field studies, lab work, and the studio, multi-layer collaborative projects unfold with adult guidance as each child develops confidence and competence as a learner.
Our goal is to challenge children as individuals at the edge of their abilities and help them find their passions. Our values and practices align with families seeking…
• Small class sizes (1:10 ratio) and personalized instruction
• Individualized assessment, rather than grades and test scores
• Academic learning integrating art, design, science, and engineering
• Extended day (7:30-4:00) that allows all necessary work to be done at school
• Extended year (September-July)
As a K-8, Ren School offers an “extended family” environment and a more integrated form of academic learning to fit the needs of the developing mind. Extended, intimate learning translates to more personalized support and challenge, with additional time to develop healthy past-times and practice positive decision-making skills.
Service, Leadership, and Civic Engagement
As community members, children are empowered to find their voices and contribute to the group through service, leadership, and civic engagement, shaping unique questions and interpretations of their expanding world.
A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences
234 S. Bancroft St., Portland, OR 97239
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