Childcare and After-School Programs

Families have varied options for child care before and after school at Renbrook. Children are enrolled annually and fees are based on the days and hours chosen.

(Tuition and child-care fees for preschool and junior kindergarten can qualify for Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. Please consult with your employer.)

Extended-Day Program:

Preschool: Monday-Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The annual Monday-Thursday cost is $1,230 per day/per year; the annual Friday cost is $740 per day/per year. The total cost/school year for a Monday-Friday schedule would be $5,660 per school year.

Junior Kindergarten: 

Half-Day Junior Kindergarten students may attend the After-School Program from 12:30 until 6:00 p.m on Monday-Thursday and until 5:00 p.m on Friday. 

Full-Day Junior Kindergarten students may attend the After-School Program from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Friday.


After-School Program for preschool through fifth grade,  Monday-Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. :

The annual Monday-Thursday cost is $740 per day/per year; the annual Friday cost is $1,480 per day/per year. The total cost of a Monday-Friday schedule would be $4,440 per school year.

After-School Program for preschool through fifth grade Monday-Thursday 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:

Monday-Thursday cost is $740 per day/per school year. The total cost of a Monday-Thursday schedule would be $2960 per school year.

After-School drop-ins (reserved 1 day in advance) $25/hour

Before-School program for preschool through fifth grade:

The Before-School program is offered on a drop-in basis from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at no extra charge to families.

Vacation Care Program for preschool through fifth grade:

Vacation Care is available once your child has begun school at Renbrook.  Vacation Care opportunities are based on parent need and enrollment when school is not in session.  Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The fees are $65 per full day and $40 per half-day.

Upper School, Grades 6-9

The Upper School day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 4:10 p.m.  Students may arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. and stay as late as 6:00 p.m. Monday -Thursday and until 5:00 p.m. on Friday at no extra charge to families.

Transportation Options

Transportation for West Hartford Students

The Town of West Hartford provides busing transportation to and from Renbrook School for our students who reside in West Hartford. Families must submit an annual Private/Parochial Transportation Request to arrange for busing. The Town of West Hartford determines the drop-off and pick-up schedule for the buses each year according to the number of Renbrook students and where they reside.  

Families in other towns arrange carpools with other Renbrook parents from those towns.

Renbrook's Glastonbury Express

Getting to Renbrook is easier than ever for families living in Glastonbury and adjacent towns, thanks to Renbrook's Glastonbury Express bus.

This service offers Renbrook students in Grades K-9 one-stop transportation between Glastonbury, CT and the Renbrook campus in West Hartford. All transportation is run by DATTCO, specialists in school transport.

Sign-up is on an annual basis. For more information, contact Jane Livziey, Director Enrollment Management by email at jlivziey@renbrook.org or by phone: 860.236.1661ext. 219.

Transportation Hours

Pick-up time at the Glastonbury stop is 7:00 a.m.; the bus arrives at school by 8:00 a.m. or earlier. 

The afternoon bus leaves school at 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2:15 p.m. on Friday, arriving at the Glastonbury stop at 5:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. respectively.

Transportation Costs

Sign-up is on an annual basis. The options and per-child costs include:

  • Round-trip: (pick-up and drop-off): $2,000
  • Morning-only: (pick-up only): $1,000
  • Afternoon-only: (drop-off only): $1,000
Q: Where is the Glastonbury Bus Stop?
A: The Glastonbury pick-up and drop-off site is at Highland Park Market, 1320 Manchester Road, Glastonbury.
Q: What route is followed?
A: The school and the experts at DATTCO have worked together and established a safe, efficient and consistent route.
Q: How can I be assured of the safety of my child(ren)?
A: The safety of your child(ren) is our primary goal. All vehicles will be equipped with seat belts, GPS tracking units, and 2-way radios connecting with the central dispatcher. DATTCO specializes in public and private school transportation.
Q: Who will be in charge of discipline on the bus?
A: It is our expectation that Renbrook students will behave according to the standards set at school. If corrective action is necessary, depending on the student's grade level, the contacts will be the Lower School Head, Jeff Tremblay or Kara Ashley, the Upper School Dean of Students.
Q: What happens if I am late picking up my child(ren) in Glastonbury?

A: No student will ever be left alone to wait for his/her parent. If you are late, the Glastonbury Express will wait an additional 10 minutes for you to pick up your child(ren). After that time, the driver will contact Renbrook School and DATTCO's central dispatcher before taking your child(ren) back to Renbrook in West Hartford*

*An additional fee will be charged if this happens. 

Q: How will I be notified of weather-related changes in the schedule?
A: All changes in the schedule will be announced on the school's hotline: 860.231.2257. This will include school cancellations, delays and early closings. School closings are also reported on Channel 3 WFSB-TV, NBC Connecticut, FOX 61, renbrook.org, the Renbrook School app, social media and WTIC 1080 AM radio. In emergency cases, Renbrook will contact families through the school's "blast" service transmitted to all of our families' telephones and electronic devices..

 

School Hours and Contact Info

Renbrook School 
2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117           
Main Phone 860.236.1661 
Main Fax 860.231.8206
Nurse's Fax 860.232.2047 

Announcements and School Closings  860.231.2257
Summer Adventure Phone 860.232.8410 

Main Line Hours  

School year: 
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. M–Th
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. F
Vacation and Summer schedule: 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–F
Renbrook School Summer Adventure:
8:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. M–F

School Hours 

Preschool: 
8:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. M–F
Junior Kindergarten
Full Day 8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–Th,
8:20 a.m. –  2:00 p.m. F,
Half Day 8:20 a.m. –  12:30 p.m M–F


Kindergarten:
8:20 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–Th,
Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
Grades 1-5:
8:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. M–Th,
Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m. 
Grades 6-9:
8:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. M–Th, 
Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

Health Services

Alicia Misenti, R.N. is on full-time duty on school days.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday to 1:00 p.m.

When sending medical materials by FAX, please use the School Nurse FAX line at 860.232.2047.

Dining Services

Dining Services

The talented chefs from SAGE Dining Services offer a daily culinary adventure for the Renbrook community. SAGE's seasonal menus are custom designed for Renbrook, reflecting the students' preferences as well as the fresh products available in the market. SAGE's registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices.

Food Allergy Policy
Renbrook is Nut and Peanut Free Renbrook strives to be a nut and peanut-free school. Food items brought to school for any reason must be free of nuts and/or peanuts in any form.

• Please read all labels and store signage with great care.

• Look for wording such as "may contain" or "made on the same machines or premises with."

• Remember, such products pose a threat due to cross-contamination and should not be brought to school. We have students with life-threatening allergies. We cannot risk having these students go into rooms where there are—or have been—food items containing nuts or peanuts in any form.

Renbrook strives to accommodate food-allergic children through efforts not often found elsewhere. The Renbrook food allergy policy and protocol are posted on our website.

The SAGE Spotlight Program

SAGE believes all foods fit on your plate when you practice variety, balance and moderation. The SAGE Spotlight Program© makes this easy! We assign color-coded dots to all menu items to guide your decisions. Our program encourages a healthy relationship with food that is both fun and nutritious.

A balanced approach to eating relies on getting a variety of nutrients from a broad array of foods. Moderation is key since all foods contain differing amounts of nutrients. The green, red and yellow dots indicate how much and how often certain foods should appear on a plate.

Green spotlight foods are the foundation of your plate. Simply prepared fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and non-fat dairy are common green dot foods. Everyday, add a variety of these foods to at least half your plate for added color and nutrients.

Yellow spotlight foods add a mix of nutrients and flavors to your plate. Yellow dot foods include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and low-fat dairy prepared with moderate amounts of added sugar, fat and/or salt. Balance your plate by filling a quarter to a half of it with yellow dot foods.

Red spotlight foods provide valuable nutrients, but also contain some you want to moderate. Focusing on portion or frequency is a great way to enjoy red dot foods. Reserve a quarter of your plate for foods like macaroni and cheese, or add items like pizza to your plate a couple times per week.

SAGE's registered dietitians evaluate and update the program on an ongoing basis. As part of the SAGE Signature Service©, they analyze recipes and review menus for balance, completeness and accuracy.

Secondary School Placement

Life after Renbrook...

How will I find the right school for my teen?

Our Secondary School Placement Office guides students and families through the process of finding the right fit school for every child.  As students enter the Upper School, the office keeps track of their progress, achievements, and growth.

Renbrook students receive:

  • Guidance with every step of the application process
  • Personal consultations with the Director of Secondary School Placement
  • An invitation to our annual Secondary School Fair held every October with more than 70 schools in attendance
  • Free SSAT strategy sessions to help improve SSAT scores
  • The opportunity to take the SSAT Flex Test in a familiar school setting
  • Application essay-writing assistance
  • Mock interviews to prepare for visits to schools
  • Parent information sessions regarding the placement process
  • Opportunities to meet with secondary school admissions representatives when they visit campus
  • Teacher recommendations that reflect the relationships teachers build with students throughout their Renbrook years

Where do Renbrook students go?

Renbrook is proud of the established relationship that we have built with admissions in 100 plus schools throughout New England and beyond. Renbrook’s student acceptance rate for Secondary School placement is over 90% for both eighth and ninth grade graduates and these relationships are a contributing factor. 

Learn more about Secondary School Placement

Acceptances 2016-17

Renbrook students were accepted at the following schools in 2016:

Avon Old Farms (5)

The Benjamin School

The Benedictine School

Berkshire School

Canton High School

Choate Rosemary Hall (3)     

Conard High School

Cranbrook School

Deerfield Academy (2)

The Ethel Walker School

 

 

The Governor's Academy 

Groton School  

The Gunnery 

Hall High School (2)

Hotchkiss School (2)

Kimball Union Academy

Kingswood Oxford School (4)   

Loomis Chaffee School (5)

Millbrook School

Miss Porter's School (6)

 

 

Northwest Catholic High School (4)

Pomfret School 

Simsbury High School (2)

Suffield Academy (4)

Taft School (3)

Westminster School (3)

Westover School 

Wethersfield High School


 

Director of Secondary School Placement, Beverly Fitzsousa, has worked in independent schools for over 30 years.

Dress Code Information

Health Services

Health Services

Alicia Misenti, R.N. is on full-time duty on school days.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday to 1:00 p.m.

When sending medical materials by FAX, please use the School Nurse FAX line at 860.232.2047.

Immunization requirements for enrolled students in CT schools for the 2017-18 school year

Required Forms

Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen Permission Slip for Students Age 12 and Older

Student Emergency Information Form 2017-18 

Anaphylaxis 2017-18

Formulary for OTC Preparations signed 2017-18

Food Allergy Treatment Permission Form 2017-18
Completed by the allergist, this form identifies treatment & authorizes medicine.

Policies

Head Lice Information

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2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
06117
phone: 860.236.1661
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Renbrook at a Glance 

At Renbrook, we educate the “complete” student—your child will grow intellectually, socially, and ethically.

 

Academics

Our graduates enter secondary school knowing how to think critically, to speak and write clearly, and how to conduct themselves with poise and confidence in leadership roles.

 
 

Bringing Learning to Life

At Renbrook, the campus and its innovative facilities provide the perfect setting for active learning. We are committed to educating the whole student – intellectually, socially, and ethically. With the guidance of dedicated teachers, Renbrook students become drivers of their own learning and empowered seekers of knowledge.

Learn more about the Renbrook experience.

Your Child is Known

Renbrook is a nurturing community that is rich in its diversity. Families of different backgrounds, races, religions, and nationalities all come together at Renbrook, sharing the common values of respect and inclusivity. We value strong relationships between the school and its families, a sense of community within the school, and a tradition of service to others.

 

News & Calendar

Stay up-to-date on the latest campus news and upcoming events.

 

Growth and Achievement

Alumni often remember the lessons learned on the sports fields at Renbrook and under the tutelage of their teacher coaches. The competitive emphasis varies according to the physical, emotional, and social needs of each student.The experience builds a sense of responsibility to oneself and one's team, and team pride.

 

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