About Independent Schools

Numerous research studies have confirmed that independent school models like Renbrook deliver greater outcomes in terms of both education and preparation. The impact of smaller class sizes, child-centered curricula, social environments, and extensive resources is clear: 

  • Private school students generally perform higher than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests. 
  • Students placed in small classes in Grades K-3 have better high school graduation rates, higher grade point averages, and are more inclined to pursue higher education.
  • Small class sizes and the retention of highly effective teachers have been linked to the quality of education in the early grades.
  • Students and parents who remain in a K-8 school for nine years are more likely to build and maintain more positive relationships with teachers over time and maintain higher levels of parental involvement than the typical middle school.
  • Placing students in small groups tends to foster close working relation­ships between teachers and students, thus enhancing learning particularly among those in the early grades.
  • A statistically significant achievement loss has been associated with the transition from elementary to middle school at the sixth grade (when compared to K-8 schools that did not have a transition after sixth grade).
  • Private school graduates are more likely than their peers from public schools to have completed advanced-level courses in three academic subject areas.
  • Private school students are more likely than public school students to complete a bachelor’s or advanced degree by their mid-20s.
  • More than three-quarters of private school parents are “very satisfied” with their child’s school compared with less than half of parents whose children were assigned to a public school.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Learn more at:

CAIS: Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

NAIS: National Association of Independent Schools

2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
phone: 860.236.1661
fax: 860.231.8206

Renbrook at a Glance 

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



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.


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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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Your Annual Fund dollars help support our excellent faculty and so much more: our outstanding academic programs, technology, athletics, the arts, and campus maintenance, safety and security.
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