We are looking for students who will take advantage of the opportunities offered by our challenging academic program and enriched curriculum. We welcome students of all races, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.
The majority of our applicants follow the traditional time table and get to know Renbrook during the fall and winter months and complete the application process by February or March of the year prior to entry. We will consider applications throughout the year as space allows. Contact the Admission Office for more information.
Financial aid is "need-based" and available to students at all grade levels. It is important to apply for admission and for financial aid as early in the process as possible because our financial aid budget is not unlimited.
Renbrook is a not-for-profit educational institution guided by its mission and governed by a voluntary board of trustees. Being an independent school, it retains the right to choose its own curriculum, which is enriched by the arts and athletics, technology and more. Funded by tuition and charitable contributions, Renbrook receives no public funds. Class sizes tend to be smaller than those in public schools.
Yes, as one of the means of sustaining the school's respectful learning environment. Dress codes start in Kindergarten and vary by division and by season. These guidelines help foster an appropriate learning environment, and are based on the premise that proper student attire reflects a sense of self-esteem and concern for others. View the dress code for 2018-2019.
Upper School students (Grades 6-8) have faculty advisors with whom they meet individually or in a small-group setting weekly. The average advisee to advisor ratio is 10:1. The advisor is the first point of contact for parents with questions or concerns about their children's academic success.
Children in Preschool through Grade 5 may register for the After School Adventure Program, choosing from a range of enrichment activities offering learning, creativity and fun. Past activities have included cooking, chess, martial arts, pottery, and yoga.
Upper School students have extensive opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, including athletics, the arts, community service, special events, and clubs such as chess, mathematics, yoga, musical performing groups, and more. Opportunities for extracurricular activities are designed to build leadership and project development skills. Our Upper School students design the yearbook, organize buddy activities, direct the service committee, and lead through student council.
A tradition of service is at the core of the Renbrook experience. The Salvation Army, Loaves & Fishes, the March of Dimes, UNICEF, American Red Cross, Connecticut Humane Society, Heifer International, Fidelco Guide Dogs, and many other nonprofit agencies have recognized our student service.