Renaissance is on the Cutting Edge of Responsible Progressive PK-12 Education.
The Renaissance Charter School is developing leaders for the Renaissance of NY. Our Charter school is unionized with a distributive facilitative leadership model. Our teachers have control of what they teach and how to teach it.
The majority of our students come from northwestern Queens County, which includes the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, North Corona, Astoria and Long Island City. These communities are characterized by rich economic and ethnic diversity and haunting economic disparities. Jackson Heights is a pocket of upscale cooperative apartments surrounded by low-income immigrant communities.
Despite the sometimes harsh realities that our students are exposed to, Renaissance students have consistently performed above district level in attendance, graduation and standardized exams. We have maintained a school attendance rate of 95% for several years. We have an exemplary college-bound program and Renaissance students are recognized year after year for their leadership skills with scholarships and internships.
Achieving Outstanding Results: Since 2005, we have maintained a 92-98% graduation rate, and for many of those years 100% of our graduates have been accepted into college… prestigious colleges, too, such as Macauley Honors at CUNY, Brandeis, NYU, Swarthmore, Barnard, Colgate, Wellesley and Trinity, to name a few.
Renaissance is proud of our dedicated teaching and support staff, and we are happy to accept resumes from similarly passionate, dedicated teachers who want to work collaboratively with their colleagues, engage our remarkably diverse students in active, experiential learning, and maintain abiding respect for social justice.