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Character and Leadership

At Renbrook we inspire responsibility, encourage compassion, and build confidence and leadership in our students during their most formative years of development. 

Starting in the preschool, your child is introduced to three values: caring for self; caring for others; and caring for the environment. 

Throughout the year he or she is encouraged to put these ideas into practice. Renbrook students learn to care for themselves by working on their self-help skills. To care for others, your child and his or her classmates participate in service learning, by doing things such as making sandwiches and cookies for local charities. To care for the environment, the children help clean up our playgrounds, hiking trails, and playing fields.

Through these and other guided experiences, which help to develop character and leadership in our youngest students, your child will also learn about cooperation, responsibility, empathy, honesty, and self-control.

In our Lower School (Preschool-Grade 5), we continue to cultivate the same skills and values in your child. Care for self, care for others, and care for the environment are emphasized, as are honesty, self-control and responsibility.

Friendship, decision-making, and conflict resolution are ongoing topics of discussion, building the character and skills your child will need throughout life.

Lower School students also build and hone their leadership skills through the many guided opportunities we provide for group presentations and performances in the classroom and at assemblies and variety shows, through work with younger children in “buddy classes”, and through the fifth graders’ role as leaders in our Lower School.

In the Upper School (Grades 6-9), your child will learn to think critically, decide independently, and take responsibility for his or her own success. The eighth grade theme is Leadership Development, and by ninth grade, individually and collectively, our oldest Renbrook students are leaders on campus in sports, the arts, and independent study service.

Student leadership at Renbrook is never more apparent than in uniquely Renbrook traditions such as the daily Upper School Morning Meeting, presided over by our ninth graders, which kindles community while providing opportunities for individual growth. In these meetings, students come to the podium to share news about school teams, clubs, and accomplishments. These daily experiences strengthen public speaking skills, peer recognition, and leadership development.

Establishing strong moral character, and developing skills rooted in sensitivity and justice are essential to the Renbrook experience. We value honor and integrity for their central role in building character in our students, and are committed to a strong principled foundation where respecting and considering the welfare of others is paramount.

2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
06117
phone: 860.236.1661
fax: 860.231.8206
webmaster@renbrook.org

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.

 

Your Gifts Make a Difference

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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