The Renaissance Charter School is a PreK-12 public charter school located in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY: the nation’s most ethnically diverse borough. Founded over 23 years ago, our mission states: "Renaissance is based on the conviction that a change in the destiny of a single individual can lead to a change in the destiny of acommunity, nation, and ultimately humankind. Its mission as a PK-12 school is to foster educated, responsible, humanistic young leaders who will through their own personal growth, spark a renaissance in New York. Its graduates will be global citizens with an abiding respect for peace, human rights, the environment, and sustainable development"
As one of New York City’s oldest and most successful charter schools, Renaissance is in its 24th year of educating the youth of our city, starting as a small alternative school within the NYC Department of Education in 1993, and convertingto charter status in 2000 receiving charter renewals in 2005, 2010 and 2015. We have an exemplary college-bound program and for the last 5 years we have maintained a 92-98% graduation rate, and a 100% college acceptance rate.Our graduates are being accepted into more and more prestigious colleges, such as Brandeis, NYU, Swarthmore,Barnard, MacCaulay Honors Program and Trinity, to name a few.