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Who is Renaissance Academy?

Renaissance Academy Charter School is a fully accredited, tuition-free, award-winning, public charter school. Renaissance Academy was incorporated in the fall of 1999 as a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation with the purpose of establishing and operating a non-profit, non-sectarian charter school in the Phoenixville School District in Phoenixville, PA.

In 1999, a group of concerned, energized, local parents came together to draft a Charter Application, which was authorized by the Phoenixville School Board. The goals of the new charter school were to improve and to increase learning opportunities for all pupils; to encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods; to provide parents and students with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities available; and to hold schools accountable for meeting measurable academic standards.

Renaissance Academy opened for the 2000-2001 academic school year with a kindergarten through eighth-grade program, serving approximately 560 students. The Academy had its first class of graduating seniors in 2005, with 95% of those students attending college. The school now serves grades K through 12, with approximately 1060 students.

In addition to a college preparatory curriculum, the school also offer sports teams, a band and choral program, and various extra-curricular activities for students*. Admission to the school is open to any resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; however, the majority of our students come from Chester and Montgomery counties. Because Renaissance Academy is a charter school, the per-pupil tax revenues flow from the students' home school districts to the school.

Contact Information:

Renaissance Academy
413 Fairview Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-983-4080
Fax: 610-983-4096

Renaissance Academy Ranks Among the Best PA & National High Schools

When ranking high schools, U.S. News bases its high school rankings on a number of factors including: overall student performance on state-required tests, how effectively schools educated their disadvantaged students, high school graduation rates, and how well they prepared students for college based on participation in and performance on AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) exams.

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2022 US News & World Report

The US News & World Report ranked the Renaissance Academy Charter School (RA) #20 out of all Pennsylvania Public Schools and ranked RA the #1 PA charter school on the list.

Nationally, the report ranked Renaissance Academy #689 out of the 24,000 public high schools reviewed.

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2021 US News & World Report

On April 27, 2021, US News & World Report published its list of 2021US News & World Report 2021 Best High School rankings of best high schools. U.S. News evaluated and reviewed more than 24,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the top public high schools nationally, and then ranked schools by state. The US News & World Report ranked the Renaissance Academy Charter School (RA) #20 out of ALL Pennsylvania Public Schools and the #1 ranked PA charter school on the list. Nationally, the report ranked Renaissance Academy #689 out of the 24,000+ public high schools reviewed and assessed.

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2020 US News & World Report

On April 25, 2020, US News & World Report published its list of 2020 rankings of best high schools. U.S. News evaluated and reviewed more than 24,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the top public high schools nationally, and then ranked schools by state.

The US News & World Report ranked the Renaissance Academy Charter School (RA) #59 out of 754 Pennsylvania public schools, which makes RA the #2 ranked PA charter school on the list. Nationally, the report ranked Renaissance Academy #1541 out of the 24,000+ public high schools reviewed and assessed.

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2019 US News & World Report

US News & World Report published its list of 2019 rankings of best high schools. U.S. News evaluated more than 28,000 schools to determine the top public high schools nationally, then ranked school by state.

The US News & World Report ranked the Renaissance Academy Charter School (RA) #33 out of 688 Pennsylvania public schools, which makes RA the #1 ranked PA charter school on the list. Nationally, the report ranked Renaissance Academy #1093 out of the 23,265 public high schools reviewed and assessed.

US News & World Report Ranks RA in the Top 98 Percentile on 2016 Best High Schools List

US News & World Report published its list of 2016 rankings of best high schools. U.S. News evaluated more than 28,000 schools to determine the top public high schools nationally, then ranked school by state.

According to this list, Renaissance Academy ranked 12th out of 676 PA schools and 649 out of the 28,561 schools nationally rated by US News & World Report. This listing puts Renaissance Academy in the top 98 percentile both nationally and of all high schools in the state of Pennsylvania.  For a complete list of the top PA high schools, Visit US News & World Report's Website.

Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce "Business Development Award"

Earned in recognition of the school's important impact on the regional economy.

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US News & World Report's Best High Schools of 2013

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP). This public site provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state.

Renaissance Academy received a score of 92.5, the highest score of any K-12 charter school in the state.

Renaissance Academy is in the top 90th percentile of all public schools in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Magazine Lists RA as On of Their Top 100 High Schools in 2012

The magazine rated schools based on graduation rate, college attendance, SAT scores, PSSA scores, students in AP courses and other categories.

US News & World Report Names RA as One of the 2012's BEST HIGH SCHOOLS

US News & World Report published its list of 2012 rankings of best high schools. Of the 21,776 school reviewed, only 193 PA schools made this distinguished list and Renaissance Academy Charter School was one of them.

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