Mission & Vision


The mission of the Renaissance Community School for the Arts is to provide students with a broad-based and challenging academic program in the context of an arts-integrated curriculum. We believe that every child is entitled to a comprehensive and dynamic educational experience. We seek to create well-rounded, inquisitive learners who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in secondary education, college or other postsecondary training, and the 21st-century world of work. We believe families are the primary stakeholders in their child’s success, and thus we strive to weave families into the daily fabric of their child’s education.


We envision a school where all stakeholders are bound by expectations. All teachers and administrators, children and families set high standards for themselves to develop the skills, character, and attitudes for lifelong learning and self-direction. High expectations are embraced by the school as a whole, which will be committed to continuous, comprehensive school-improvement effort. The Renaissance Community School for the Arts is an educational setting in which: 

• The primary goal is to ensure all students reach their fullest potential.

• The school and curriculum emphasize social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong, safe, and cohesive school community.

• Students are engaged in a rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to learning that is grounded in the arts and informed by best practices in authentic arts integration.

• Students learn in small, flexible groupings in which they receive assessment-informed instruction that best meets their needs.

• Families are viewed as vital collaborators in their child’s educational success.

• Families are afforded the opportunity and provided with the necessary tools to contribute (to their child’s education and the well-being of the school.

• Families receive individualized wraparound support to promote family stabilization and functioning and thereby improve student outcomes.

• Staff is culturally competent.

• Staff is provided with ample opportunity to plan, collaborate with, and learn from their peers.

• Staff is expected to continuously build their personal and professional competence to respond to the increasingly perse needs and abilities of students.

• Staff and families are included in all levels of decision-making.