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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 329
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1800 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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November 24, 2014
Renaissance Arts Academy's philosophy is that all students can succeed. All of the teachers work in a way that allows for all students to keep learning and developing no matter how long it takes for them to make the progress they need to. They offer tutoring before school and after school, and it's taught by the teachers! They are interested in the skills and interests that students bring. Several projects have started as a result of student interest. They have build a robot from scratch, programmed web pages, and the shows that these students create are amazing. The shows also include almost everyone. There is a commitment here to helping students achieve excellence that is difficult to find. And, because students are given the time they need to move forward, they all do get to a place of success.

- submitted by a community member
November 23, 2014
I went to school there for Junior High and right away I found myself not really learning. I just went with the flow and just stuck around. But once I hit 8th grade I finally found out why i was doing okay at this school , because I was a "Favorite". Once I found a highschool with better opportunities for me and what I wanted to major in in college, and I told the director she immediately treated me different. There is a lot of favortism at this school. And sure they have good gradings, and rates and a lot of they kids end up going to really food universities but its only because they have a grading scale of only A's and F's, and of course everyone gets A's therefore giving the child a 4.0 GPA. Also when I went to another High school and I took the placement test for math class, I scored very low, and I'm the only one how has gone to others schools and scored very low, it goes to show that they are not teaching right. And some classes that I am taking at the moment, I'm lacking a little bit of background that I should I learned in middle school but at RenArts they didn't teach for example history. I struggled so much in History. Its not a very good school.

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2014
My child has special needs. There has never, ever, been a school where he has been treated as bright, capable, and "a pleasure." The teachers make sure that he can succeed.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2014
This school has been an amazing experience for my daughter. She is in her second year and I have seen her grow so much at this school. She is totally engaged academically and love's the small school environment. It is definitely not a school for everyone but it has been a wonderful experience for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
This is the first school that ever saw my child for who he is. The teachers "advisors" actually took the time to get to know that my child was intelligent and caring. They did not just treat my child like someone who is not as "smart" as other students.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
First, it is small. Only 350 students. It means that kids don't get lost. Second, they work together. It's more about helping each other succeed than being the best. I like it most for those reasons.

- submitted by a community member
February 18, 2014
This school is amazing!! My son is doing so much better and has a much better understanding of mathematical concepts. I wish they had a school like this when I was a child! I recommend this school to any parent who is tired with the old conventional way of teaching and is open to new innovative ideas!!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2014
This is the second year at Ren Arts for both of my daughters they both love it! I have watched them grow so much in these two years. My youngest has really come along way academically and I give credit to her advisors, especially Sid who she really enjoys working with. I am a single struggling mother who is so thankful to Ren Arts for providing access to the arts (dance and Viola) it takes a village! The schools dedication to the students makes all the difference. Thank you Ren Arts!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2014
Don't know where my daughter would be if it weren't for this school. She has blossomed into an amazing dancer, and her academics have never been better. The advisors are extremely helpful and the directors are caring and genuinely concerned about every scholar that attends their school. I love RenArts. I only wish there were more schools like Renarts.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2014
Being at Renarts from 7 years I come to the conclusion that this is a great school due to its college level self-learning and interdisciplinary studies. The "Great Books" are questioned, deconstructed, and loved so you are receiving the best of the best here at Renarts. People have a negative connotation associated with the milieu of a "Liberal Arts Education" because of reviews from Newsweek ranking the "Liberal Arts" in a list of "The Most Useless College Majors" filled with vast unemployment and low salaries. I completely disagree with the world's perception. Renarts teaches you how to teach yourself. I agree with the president of Dartmouth college John Sloan Dickey who said " The Liberal Art present choices ranging from the largest philosophic issues of wisdom and wrongdoing through the dilemmas of statecraft, the hypotheses and many wrong ways of science to the most delicate variants of taste and style and expression and all arts form, could any other field other than the liberal arts yield as broad and as significant an introduction to life's comparisons and choices? " As he tagged them as "liberating Arts" making you a independent student here at Renarts.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2013
This is a fantastic school.! My daughter is in her 4th year, and while she would have done well almost anywhere, she has really blossomed at Ren Arts. She is challenged to really think- about science, math, literature, art, politics, language and so much more. She is inspired every single day. I was initially worried about my son, who is in his first year. He's not a self-motivated learner, and has struggled in school. When I told Ren Arts of my concerns, they said that he didn't have to be a particular type of student; that it was their job to teach every kid in a way that inspires them to learn. They knew he might be a challenge, academically and socially, and they welcomed him. From day one, he has felt valued as an important part of the school community. They teach to create life-time learners, and not just 'to the test' or for memorization. Both my kids have shown growth in forming their own ideas and thinking more broadly about everything. This would be more than enough to recommend Ren Arts, but if you ever have a chance to attend one of their performances, prepare to be amazed. Ren Arts is the most well-rounded, exciting education one could ever hope for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
I thought this school was terrible. I had my two daughters put in here because I saw the great reviews. However, when they went in they instantly did not like it. There was no homework so I thought that was pretty sketchy. The teachers are all mean and pick favorites. The school is one big room with no campus. Students are not allowed to wear basic clothes like jeans. The two crazy ladies who run the place disrespected me when I asked some questions. It is not academic AT ALL. My daughters did not learn anything useful besides some violin. Then my son was at Eagle Rock and he loved it so I transferred them to Eagle Rock and instantly loved it. Renartrs was a terrible school for me and my kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
Nope! Personally for me this school was very unsatisfactory. I think that you should know that it is not an academic school its just music. However, if the teachers don't like your child which is very common, they wont teach you anything. Kids there are bullies. There is no campus and it just made me very depressed to be there. My recommendation is to never go to that hellhole of a school.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2012
My child was expected to work together with others around her and contribute to the community as a musician and a scholar. This experience has served her extremely well in college. RenArts gave her daily opportunities to learn and solve real problems as an intellectual and a performer. She developed a deep confidence in her ability to communicate and direct her own learning. For students ready to work on challenging material and develop discipline this school is a perfect match.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
I can honestly say this school is OK for middle school. Ren Arts was a wonderful place during my middle school years because I got to learn the cello. But beware favoritism does exist at this school. There are a lot of things wrong with this school for example: very bad math department, distracting environment, verbal abuse, emotional pain, and DRAMA! The school directors are not very good at solving problems and always put the blame on the student! Another thing is that they expect you to learn something even though there is another lesson going on in the "station" next to you. I loved this school very much but the academic program gets really boring after a while. There is also a problem with teachers getting fired constantly because they do not live up to the standards of the school directors.The directors probably make a kid cry at least every month( I know I cried alot) But if you want you kids to get into the arts renarts is the place BUT ONLY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL! If your kid succeeds in the arts after middle school they can apply for places like VAPA, Idywild and if they are really good Lachsa or Interlochen.I 'm grateful because this school introduced me to the cello!

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2012
My daughter attended RenArts and had the best education I can imagine it is possible to get from a progressive, forward-thinking institution. The staff here, especially PK and Sidnie, are superb, thoughtful people who know what a safe, smart school should be.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2012
OK SERIOUSLY THIS SCHOOL IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE! My child attended a few years ago he loved it! But then he started to notice that everything was based on if the school directors liked you or not! The teachers were not very helpful and never responded to my emails. The directors made my child would come home crying on how the directors where mean to him. My child had terrible grades, so the directors called me to sit in classes with him. What I observed is that the teachers mainly only help the students that they like. Oh and if you already play an instrument this is not the school for you, my child always got bullied to even though the directors said it was a "bully safe location. The kids there where very mean to him and pulled pranks on him. And they have a "special (rehab arts) program for the kids who are not "talented" (they had to change the name because parents got furious). This is a terrible school! The office staff is terrible to it took them a month to give me my childs transcripts to switch. My child told the directors that he/she was audtioning for another arts school and the director said "Oh and you think your going to get in" my child got inTHIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2011
This school is perfect in the way they teach the classics and the arts, and is wonderful in that they combine children into groups based on their learning level and not their age. Also, learning in a large space like this requires focus of attention. For a motivated, artistic child, I'm not sure there is a better place in LA to learn. And for kids who enter the school far behind, advisors will spend countless hours 1 on 1 trying to help them catch up (I remember spending hours teaching a 15 year old who came to us unable to read)... HOWEVER, the discipline philosophy at this school is a serious problem- they don't quite understand the best way to deal with un-ruly children and so the children are forced to sit idle on a dirty carpet (and shamed for it) as a result. This needs to change. But from an educational aspect, this school can be incredible for any parent/child willing to commit to the content (of the classics and the arts). And for parents/children who are willing to work hard and be motivated.

- submitted by a teacher
July 13, 2011
My child has been at Renaissance Arts Academy for five years. She has blossomed BECAUSE of the things that this school DOES NOT have. She has been challenged to think beyond the every day concerns of most teenagers. She has had experiences that should would never have gotten in a regular school. She's performed at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, she's taken Physics and Latin, she's read Wuthering Heights and The Aeneid. Stressing about grades and tests and homework is something she has NEVER had to worry about at this school, and me either. She is free to put all her focus on learning.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2011
Rating this school using a star system is nearly impossible because it has many pros and cons that make it a great experience for some and a dispiriting one for others. My child attended for middle school , so my comments cover grades 6-8, though I think most apply for high school as well. PROS: - Safe environment - no gangs, guns etc. Close quarters--and constant supervision--keep bad behavior to a minimum. - Great, quirky kids. Although admission is decided by lottery, families tend to self-select. (Lots of aging hipster parents.) - Amazing classical music program (strings, choir, percussion ) and good modern dance program CONS: - No sports, P.E , drama, visual arts, spoken language classes or extra curricular activities such as dances, clubs, etc. - Academics are spotty. A lot of the best teachers don't last . There is virtually no academic homework, and while provocative longterm essays are assigned, teachers are apparently either not qualified to, or too lazy to, provide constructive feedback. - Grading is capricious, one teacher says she never gives the top grade, no matter how well the student did, because she "doesn't want kids to get a swelled head." Really.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
My daughter has been a student since 6th grade she is now in 10th. We love this school. Teachers are the best. They stay after if a child needs help come in early if needed as well.She has learned so much and really looks forward to going to school every morning. Sid & PK have been very helpful in placing her in just the right classes.We are hopeful next year she will be in honers. Thank you for everything we are soooo happy she did not have to attend Eagle Rock High School.Thanks to Ren Arts in Eagle Rock

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
I am a current scholar at Ren-Arts and this would be my second year attending this school I feel that this would not be the right school for me I am in 7th grade and i know 9/10th graders in the same class as me. When I was in 6th grade I found myself not understanding the material completely for the fact that this school will move very fast. So, if you feel that you can keep up very well then you can come here if not then you should not. The teachers here sometimes choose favorites in times. One of the main parts of this school is responsibilities for the fact that they dont have a janitor at lunch you must clean your own area and they do not give homework so you must study on you own to fallow your own classes

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 11, 2010
This what school should be! Someone start one for adults! This school truly challenges our young scholars to use their minds! The focus on community is setting us up to address the challenges ahead. Seeing these children grow and blossom is amazing. Reach further, stretch your mind, and your talents! YEA RENARTS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
i like the progressive curriculum, the attentiveness of the directors and the adviser's (aka teachers) and their dedication to providing the best education for their scholars (aka students). Scholars are expected to demonstrate dedication and commitment to the performance arts and academics. You won't find the Breakfast Club cliques here, Prom or Homecoming Game Bonfires. It's pure arts and academics. As a result, the school has a 100% graduation rate, the highest API scores among LAUSD middle schools and the second highest among LAUSD high schools. I am grateful that this school exists and that my granddaughter has the opportunity to experience the high level education they provide.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2010
Renaissance Arts Academy is keeping music education alive and well in Los Angeles.

- submitted by a community member
September 08, 2010
I'm a second year here at Ren-Arts and absolutely loving it! My teachers are all very helpful and it's hardly ever boring (except fro study period, which could use some work). There is no real social competition, no bullying, and no fights. The staff is strict, but only if you disobey, and if you are ruffian this not the school for you. I find it interesting and the music is cool!

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2010
I must disagree with some of the recent reviews, especially such remarks as "Jim Jones", and "Soviet". I've chaperoned field trips to Disney Hall and sat on the sidelines of many after school rehearsals and what I see are hundreds of kids experiencing enrichment that they would not receive elsewhere. Some of the top performing kids received their first instrument at Ren Arts and started from scratch, so the comment that the teachers only care about the talented kids is just not true. Regarding Parent Involvement, I just don't know. There is no PTA and I have never been aware of a parent meeting. The few parents I've met agree with me that there could be better communication in regard to events and scheduling. This is my only concern, which is a small price to pay in return for seeing my child perform at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
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- submitted by a student
April 21, 2010
The stated mission of RenArts is certainly admirable, and the annual performances are impressive, but there are some pretty questionable pedagogical practices employed here. The director of the school rules the cavernous, one room campus with the assistance of a public address system, Jim Jones-like. Students are routinely rebuked publicly for various infractions and made to sit on a small rug in the middle of the schoolroom. The interior is monochromatically grey and grim, and the pervasive atmosphere is Soviet: students at their tasks look unhappy. Further, the school has embraced a questionable sink-or-swim pedagogical philosophy of autonomous scholarship where kids are more likely to be told to look it up in the book than have their questions meaningfully answered and faculty members seem more interested in their students making multitudinous margin notes in their texts than their actually understanding the material.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2010
This school is very hard. They make you study stuff that is unnecessary. ITS IS DIFFICULT and you must purchases items that you will only use once in your life. This school makes you spend alot of money for for dumb music stuff.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2010
i attended renarts a few years ago, when I started there i thought this is going to be easy, no problem. As the months went by i realize the teachers only care about a specific group of students who the teacher thought were talented. i was left behind. And now in a public school i realize how much important info i missed in those years at renarts. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR ANYONE!

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
This school is great. I'm a first year here, but now I feel like I've been here forever. There's so much to do and so many things to find out, and none of the classes are boring. I just have to say that I love RenArts, and I plan to stay more than just one year.

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2009
I have been attending Renaissance Arts Academy since the 8th Grade. When I started I was with one other student as the foundation of the bass program. I helped build that from an independent music study class, to a full fledged focus for students, and now that focus has many talented players. even though I was a music focus, I have been very interested in the dance program, and in my junior year switched majors to Dance, and I love it. It is Fantastic, the dance program really encourages full body and mind development, much like the music program, but I feel that Dancing has really made me happy. As a senior now, I take advantage of our amazing choir, Dance Companies, and creative writing as after-school programs. its an acquired taste but i love it.

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 16, 2009
I am a current student at Ren Arts, and I must say I was quite impressed with how different this school is. I didn't know what to expect on my first day. It was a wonderful surprise to see how amazing this school was. There are no classrooms, but two high-ceiling rooms that resemble oversized attics. The different grades are not separated, and every student does the same assignments. They are very into the music program and almost every child has to choose between a violin, viola, cello, or base. For first-year students you have to stay for an extra hour and a half to practice orchestra, but the rest of the week ends at 3:00. They teach many different things, including Latin and Art History. There is no recess, but dance as PE, which to me is very social. Overal, I find this school amazing.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 13, 2009
This is an excellent school - great kids, great faculty, great academics, great arts program, and a great fit for my daughter. As a small school, it does not provide everything you would find in a large school, but it is a unique place and we love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2008
When I moved my son to this charter school I thought I had found the educational Holy Grail. Was I WRONG. This school is ONLY about note-taking as far as I could see. It is also like a prison where there is no sensitivity to the individual at all. I was relieved to find a new school for my son and he is now thriving - it wasn't him! It was Ren Arts that was driving the love of learning from him. Also BAD: No outside area and kids who are not deemed 'talented' are left behind. Thumbs down.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 05, 2008
I was looking around the area for a charter school for my 12 year old daughter who is very anti social. I read about Ren arts and decided this was going to be the school for her. This is a performing arts school and all the children must wear comfortable clothing (NO JEANS) that allows them to move for dance and be comfortable throughout the day. This is not a school were a parent has to worry about the kids being up to date with the latest fashion or the kids competeing about who is wearing the most expensive clothe, I really enjoy listening to my daughter play her viola and all the new friends ahe has made. I love Ren Arts and so does my daughter

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
We as parents have to remember that this is a school of choice and we choose to have our children go to Renarts. If you child likes the school he/she will excell if your child doesn't like it hw/she will fail..You and your child have to be committed to practice and you will prosper...I'm sorry that some parents feel that this school was a waste of time for there children. It is only a waste of time if you allow it to be, but in the process don't waste others time by your ignorance..

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2008
We have seen both the private school structure as well as the public school setting, after reading the postings, what a shame for those that beleive that teaching is only a classroom excersise, remeber it takes a village. Ren Arts is outstanding...

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
My kids use to attended RenArts school, unfortunately it was a disappointment after they transferred to another public High School, come to find out some of their credits are not VALID! The expectations from the teachers are un-real! it smells, the air conditioner is never on, the heater is never on! ohhhh..,but they are good at asking for our donations! Why!! if they don t even clean the place, air & heater is never on! Be Careful and inquire if once the kids transfers to another school the credits would be valid and acceptable! Big Disappointment!! I regret it so much!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
Rigorous ascademic program which prepares kids for college. Great music program that gives the students ample opportunity for performance. Discipline, for even the most minor indiscretions, borders on cruel and arbitrary. Many students break under the pressure of this type of discipline.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
At first my kids were leary about going to RenArts. There are few social events and no area to be outside. I wanted a safe environment for my kids that prepared them for college and life. I got exactly what I wanted. I do not think you can go into any other school in LA that prepares a child better for college and teaches them a good work ethic. Much of the materials covered are college level. I am impressed with the teaching. I am impressed with the material. I am impressed with how much the children have learned and how they did not notice. I am impressed with the faculty. I am impressed in how much calmer the children are and how they can focus on their work better. I saw that other parents criticized the unorthodox system at RenArts. I believe the RenArts system works and it rocks.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 23, 2008
I love Renaissance Arts Academy. My child has violin lessons every day---taught by a professional violinist. He has a reason to go to school every day and Not one teacher will let him get behind. He has tutoring available in Latin, in math, and science whenever he needs it. When assignments are missing teachers let you know instead of the, 'well he missed the due date' attitude. My husband and I feel as though the whole school cares about each student doing well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 23, 2008
At first I was surprised at the large room. I thought, 'how can everyone work in here?' But now I couldn't imagine being cooped up in a small classroom. The students and teachers all work together and we're able t No accomplish amazing things, like reading all of Dante's Inferno, and Plato's Symposium. Everyone helps each other in all of the academics because we're all studying the same things. I can ask any of the older students to help me with Latin or Physics. I've never been in a school where the older students cared about how the little kids did. The arts classes are awesome. I have dance four days a week and percussion on Fridays. The dance teachers are really serious and we are able to perform originally choreographed pieces at recitals. RenArts isn't for anyone who doesn't want to work hard, if you do it's great.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2008
This school is for those who sleep during classes. The school is one big room, no walls in between classes, just tables and chairs. Generally we sit during every class and read books, with little or no instruction at all. There is no outside room except for a very small parking lot outside. The idea here of education is sit down and read books. Sometimes there are very limited seats and those who misbehave are sent to a carpet outside of the school, which really is a punishment because it smells so bad. The students here are confined like thirty rats in one small cage which are punished if they move. When working on performances, the entire school is confined to a giant study period, sometimes with one study sheet for several weeks, Sudoku, or absolutely nothing, just expected to sit there if you are not performing. I'm out of space...

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2007
Not for everyone but if your child is even a little self motivated then you can expect an education on par with the best private schools. The school is still young and not without its growing pains but after only 4 years it ranks as the top LAUSD middle school. No sports, but also very little homework so students are encouraged to participate in AYSO, Little League or other seperate sports programs.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
I was not happy with this school, overall. The structure of the open areas is fine. But constant notetaken and sitting down all day with limited movement anywhere in the school. No eating areas, you eat cold food or order from a menu and a restaurant where the school staff provides. The grading at the school is very confusing and when you ask the teacher to be more explicit the response is talk to your child and let me know what you don't understand about the lesson or the grades.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 30, 2007
I was not happy with this school as a parent, overall. The good points were an emphasis on the classics, but that also became such a narrow focus in my view. The math instruction was great, but my daughter seemed bogged down with endless notetaking in other classes. She loved her theater teachers, but the chance to see her work was limited. Also, the lack of any outside play area or eating area became too stifling in my view, and don't get me started on the administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2007
I attended Renarts for 7th and 8th grade. I think, in the beginning, I was sort of brainwashed into liking it because all the parents were saying that they would have loved to go to a school like Renarts when they were younger. They dont have enough structure, and they dont teach the subjects that students are required to learn. They also dont have graduations.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2007
When I first began this school, It was great.The old teachers were so much better then most of the current teachers. I would not recommend this school.And also, the teacher try to bully their students as a way of dicipline.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2007
Renaissance Arts Academy is the only public school we've found in Los Angeles that has given our child a place to seriously study music and learn from teachers who are experts in their subjects. The class size is small--10-15 students, and the atmosphere is calm and safe. The classes are focused and rowdy or rude behavior is not allowed. The school provides monthly field trips to music and theater performances and brings professional performers in for live performances nearly every other week. There are 2 after-school orchestras, an amazing chorus and 2 dance companies. This has been the perfect school for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2007
Renaissance Arts works for kids who take their performing arts and studying the classics seriously. The academics are wonderful. The teachers tend to be fair and very knowledgeable in their fields. The arts program is excellent, particularly the cello teacher, Maggie. As for the lack of extracurricular activities, at every school there is a compromise, I'm willing to provide extracurricular for my child so that he can have an outstanding academic education. The worse thing about Renarts is the lack of consistency in discipline. Students are treated differently, but not in a constructive way. Punishments seem random and emotion-driven at times, and other times simply petty. All that said though, I still think Renarts has the best middle school around. Those students who recoil at the thought of reading, or practicing their instruments should look elsewhere. For those who do like that type of challenge, it works exceptionally well.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2006
We were excited about Renaissance Arts Academy in Los Angeles, CA, and read their philosophy with enthusiasm, but found it instead to be a very specifically designed school where students are expected to sit for long periods of time in total silence taking notes every day. Disciline for those who do not comply is harsh and 'over-the-top.' Notetaking is the centerpiece of the curriculum, and students take notes all day. This school is too strict and borders on 'meanness.' This is my personal observation.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
Performing arts school, goes from grades 6-12. The kids take karate, ballet, percussion, voice, and one specialty, such as violin, viola, cello, voice, or drama. Their instructors are top in their field; for example, the instrument instructors have experience or are in well-known professional orchestras or symphonies. Their facility moved from Merton to Colorado Blvd in September 2004, as they renovated an old dept store to suit their needs with music rooms, ballet and karate studio, etc. They also have a library/computer lab up above the main rooms as a loft. It's a small school, currently with about 260 students. They don't have traditional sports. It is hard for kids to get into serious trouble at this school because there is nowhere for them to hide, do drugs, etc. My kids love: no homework! (but long schoolday)

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
This is a place for children to develop in academic, social awareness, and musical talent. They are exposed to philosophy and science allowing them to become leaders of the Future. Parent participation is welcomed and acknowledged on and off campus. These students are intelligent and curious and allowed to explore into their imaginations when in the classroom. The students are offered career and college counselors who help guide them into their future tomorrow. It shall be an experience that will last them a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
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Renaissance Arts Academy
1800 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90041
(323) 259-5700
Last modified Renaissance Arts Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Renaissance Arts Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top