My son is in 5th grade and he has enjoyed learning and growing with such wonderful teachers: John, Daniela, Renee,and now Maribel. He loves being a Renaissance student because the teachers and the staff make him feel at home. As a parent is a rewarding experience seeing my child become a member of a larger community where he knows and is know by everyone.
My son is thriving at this school for the past two years and we absolutely love it. He is currently in first grade he has been blessed to have John(amazing teacher the kind they make movies about)and Daniella (one of the nicest people you will ever meet) for the past two years and loves going to school every day. People at this school are kind and compassionate, everyone is on a first name basis which creates a family atmosphere. I can go on and on about the academics but you can see the test scores and graduation/college admission rates for yourself. I will tell you that when I drop off and pick up my happy child the older children attending the high school and upper grades are very respectful and are not dropping the f word every five minutes, they are helpful with the younger students and great role models, the kind of people you want your child to be surrounded by. We look forward to seeing our children continue to grow in this school. I hope this is helpful I just wanted to tell you something of the things that made an impression on me.
Our son has been in TRCS for 8 years since kindergarten. He has always been very happy in TRCS, friendly and small family like environment, but also challenged a lot after 5th gr. He always had good diverse friends even in different grades. We use only Japanese at home and have always appreciated TRCS teachers' understanding of bilingual situations. He, now, writes, reads, speaks in both languages and his third language is Spanish, which he has been learning at TRCS for 8 years.
My child has been happy at this school for almost 9 years. The school is a real and nurturing community. It is full of teachers who care about their students and do an amazing job at teaching.
My daughter has been attending Renaissance since Kindergarten. She has always been very shy and Renaissance staff have helped encourage her to come out of her shell. Now 8 years later, she is more confident and has been an A student since Kindergarten. Every teacher has been phenomenal. In any other school she would have been lost in the shuffle. Getting in to TRCS was the best thing that could have happened. I have also had the opportunity to participate in the PTA leadership on multiple occasions. The staff is extremely helpful, the Principal is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. Although no school is perfect, TRCS gets close.
Getting my daughters in TRCS was the best thing I have done for their education so far. It is a great school ♥♥
I clearly remember when the Renaissance Charter School came into existence 20 years ago.Little did I know seven years ago that I would br raising a little girl. After pre-k I had few options. An application was submitted to The Renaissance Charter School. I KNEW that this school was the perfect school for my child. I also knew that I had to win a lottery. When I received a letter from TRCS I held my breath as I opened it. When I read that she was accepted I cried. I called a friend and told him that I hit Lotto.He asked me how much I won and I told him that I didn't win a penny;my girl was accepted at the Renaissance Charter School.The administration,staff and teachers are so caring and nurturing that I have committed myself to do whatever I can do to repay the school .I am a PTA member,parent representative on the Board of Trustees and I joined several committees. I also make the annual trek to Albany to support charter schools.
My child started attending this school recently and I have nothing but praise for the school so far. The school is a "public/charter school with a private school feel" - it is a small school where everybody knows everyone, the teachers and the staff seem to be up to date with the developments and training, there is a wide variety of activities for children within the curriculum and beyond (chess, dance, Spanish language, after-school programs, green garden on the roof), various workshops (ranging from "How to read to your child" to "How to talk to your child about sex"), plenty of opportunities for parental involvement, easy accessibility of the teachers and staff members. The school has a very diverse enrollment, a regular email newsletter with updates, as well as apparent heavy community involvement. It is a K-12 school and it has been my impression that the older students are helpful to, and protective of, the young ones, that resembles children's behavior in large families. My child is young but I would be surprised to hear about any reports of bullying or similar negative behavior. On the contrary, the students, even the young ones, are taught that bullying is not OK. Most importantly, my child comes back from school happy, and the effects of this school's education are visible.
GREAT School. I have 3 kids in the school and they really love it. Excellent programs and teachers, and a great learning environment.
Excellent school!!! My only son is at the Renaissance since 5th grade and he is now at 12th grade. It is a wonderful environment for your child to thrive and accomplish, and I feel very lucky that my son is graduating from this school. The teachers are very caring and professional and their programs are fantastic, especially the college bound program. My son was accepted in ALL the colleges he'd applied for and is going to the Dean Honor Program at Baruch, in NYC. This happened with very little involvement from my husband and I. I am immensely grateful.
Ruth W. Cohen