Renbrook School provides students pre-K through 9 with a robust, purposeful, and developmentally appropriate educational experience of the highest level. Small classes in an intimate community of supportive and caring teachers allow for an individualized student-centered approach to learning, enabling students to take appropriate risks and identify and cultivate their own strengths.
Founded in 1935, Renbrook is an independent day school for students PreK-Grade 9, comprised of two divisions. Lower School: Preschool - Grade 5; and Upper School: Grades 6-9
Student:Teacher Ratio 7:1
Accreditation: Renbrook is accredited by the State of Connecticut. Renbrook is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.
Campus: Seventy-five acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields and gardens;
four athletic fields, a high-and low-ropes course; three playgrounds, plus a natural pond for science study. Teaching space includes 11 buildings, 10 math, science and technology labs, seven music and art studios, two theaters, a dining commons, a Middle School Mathematics Center, and a 16,600 sq. ft. Library & Technology Center, heated and cooled with geothermal technology.
Child Care: Before and After School Care, and Vacation Care are offered. The Renbrook School Summer Adventure day camp is in residence July and August.
Diversity: Enriched by the racial, cultural, national, religious, ethnic and socio-economic diversity of our school, Renbrook prepares students for success in the global future which awaits them: 30% of the student population includes students from multi-racial, Asian, African-American, Caribbean-American, Latino/a, and Middle Eastern backgrounds. Renbrook is a founding member of SPHERE, a multicultural consortium of independent schools.
Financial Aid: Twenty to twenty-five percent of the student body receives financial aid in grants of all sizes.
Mathematics Center: Unique in the region, this suite of classrooms, office, computer labs & tutoring space is dedicated exclusively to the science and art of mathematics for students in Grades 6-9.
Technology: Renbrook is a fully connected campus, maintaining a high-speed Ethernet network and Internet connection. Apple devices are used across campus, computers are in all classrooms. Four fully equipped technology labs, wireless mobile labs and SMART Board installations enrich the teaching and learning experience. Students regularly run Geometer's Sketchpad, graphing calculators and other advanced educational software.