Hallmarks of Preschool-Grade 5

The Student Experience

Renbrook’s Lower School seeks to promote students to the Upper School who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. Lower School embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that recognizes the learning style and developmental needs of each student.  This personalized learning approach engages every student at every level, bringing learning to life. Helping each Renbrook student find joy in the learning process is central to Renbrook’s mission.  The curricular program, from Preschool through fifth grade, is designed with students’ developmental ages and stages in mind, so that we can meet students where they are and teach them as they grow.  This balanced program offers students a wide variety of experiences and learning environments.

Actively involved in every learning space, Renbrook students take ownership of the learning process at a very early age.  Teachers facilitate a curriculum that initiates questions and higher-level thinking, while recognizing that students take in and process information in different ways. By knowing a student's learning style, our teachers use a variety of teaching methods that maximize student learning. Students, in turn, learn to recognize their individual learning styles to find the study methods, environment, and activities that best help each of them to learn.

As part of the history program, fifth grade students create a colonial village interpreting the life and times of 1700s America. Students learn colonial skills, trades, professions, music and dance, portraying characters from colonial times.

Renbrook’s 75-acre campus is an ideal educational environment.

Learning at Renbrook is not limited to the classroom. With a ropes course, woods, trails, sports fields, and cultivated gardens, our campus is a safe, varied and beautiful outdoor classroom and learning laboratory.

Renbrook offers a balanced education.

At the heart of a Renbrook education is the meaningful relationship that takes place between our accomplished and deeply committed faculty and our inspired and engaged student body. Renbrook School is synonymous with academic and intellectual rigor in all aspects of our challenging and ever-evolving curriculum. In addition to core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and history/social studies, Renbrook Upper School students learn French, Spanish, or Latin, and participate in music and the visual and performing arts.



2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
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.



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.

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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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