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Renaissance Arts Academy5
Posted June 18, 2014
- a parent
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.