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Front of RA Main Building with Students
2021 – A New Beginning!
Posted on 09/17/2021
We are so excited to see returning and new faces now onsite at Renaissance Academy for the 2021-2022 School Year.  READ MORE...
RA Graduates tossing their caps into the air
Presenting the RA Class of 2021!
Posted on 06/11/2021
Leading up to the RA commencement was a unique, five-night celebration of the Class of 2021, entitled “Senior Knights”. Each night, a different link was released on the “Senior Knights 2021” website comprised of videos and live feeds...  READ MORE...
Renaissance Academy Lady Knights Softball Team shown here after last their season home game, which they won 28-0 vs The Christian Academy.
Lady Knights Softball Advances to Semi-Finals
Posted on 05/25/2021
The Lady Knights wrapped up their regular season with a record of 11-3, which makes them the #2 seed in the PIAA District One 2A playoffs.  READ MORE...
2021 Destination Imagination Globals - Renaissance Academy
RA Destination Imagination Team Once Again Global Finals Bound
Posted on 05/03/2021
Back in March 2021, RA’s DI team participated in the PA State DI competition, which was also held virtually this year. Their project won them 1st Place and qualified them to represent the state of Pennsylvania at this international competition.  READ MORE...
Renaissance Academy - 2021 US News & World Report Best High School
Renaissance Academy a 2021 US News & World Report Top High School
Posted on 04/28/2021
The US News & World Report ranked the Renaissance Academy Charter School (RA) #20 out of ALL Pennsylvania Public High Schools and the #1 ranked PA Charter School on the list. Nationally, Renaissance Academy #689 out of the 24,000 Public High Schools reviewed.  READ MORE...
#RAFuture...#RA Strong
New Development and Strategic Planning for RA's Future
Posted on 04/27/2021
As part of moving toward RA's future goals, the school Mission and Vision Statements have been revised. Learn more about the school's strategic planning  READ MORE...
"Buckets of Fun" Presentation Cover Slide
Mrs. Keller & Mr. Hayes Session Presenters at NAfME Conference
Posted on 04/27/2021
Presenting to a virtual “full house”, the Renaissance Academy music teachers’ presentation also included audience participation, with the national attendees bucket-drumming along at home  READ MORE...
Earth Day 2021 Volunteers on RA Main Steps
Earth Day Clean Up 2021
Posted on 04/26/2021
n honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 23, 2021, members of the Renaissance Academy (RA) Key Club and Environment Club rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to make their world a better place.  READ MORE...
Dr. Gina Guarino Buli, CEO of Renaissance Academy
Dr. Guarino Buli to Head PCPCS Advisory Council
Posted on 03/19/2021
Dr. Guarino Buli said that she is looking forward to working with Charter Leaders from all around the Commonwealth to support the work of staff, students, and families in PA Charters.  READ MORE...
RA 6th Grader, Ajay Ganesh displaying his Certificate from CCIU
The “Bee” Must Go On – Spelling Bees 2021
Posted on 03/10/2021
Like everything else during the pandemic, this year’s Bee was held a little differently. Conducted through the Scripps National Spelling Bee program, RA participants competed using an online test format over a period of four days.  READ MORE...
Winners Flynn & Samantha Roulstone getting their award from Dolores Winston
Renaissance Academy Students Win "I LOVE Phoenixville" Contest
Posted on 03/05/2021
2021 winners of the Communities That Care (CTC) “I Love Phoenixville” contest - 1st place was RA 7th grader, Flynn Roulstone and Samantha Roulstone, RA 5th grader, 2nd place.  READ MORE...
Adam presenting his snowflake in the instructional video
Helping Hands Come in All Sizes
Posted on 02/24/2021
Last week, Mrs. Krock’s Kindergarten class had the opportunity to view a “hands-on” tutorial on how to make a paper snowflake. The instructor of this how-to video was none other than, RA 1st grader Adam Rhoulstone.  READ MORE...
Abbott Laboratories’ BinaxNOW Ag Card
Project ACE-IT COVID Testing for RA Onsite Staff & Students
Posted on 02/04/2021
Beginning next week, the RA will offer a voluntary COVID-19 Testing Program to all persons who operate in onsite learning.  READ MORE...
"From Our Homes to Yours" with Mrs. Keller, Mr. Springer, Mr. Hayes & Mrs. O'Leary
K-12 Winter Concert 2020 a Virtual Success
Posted on 12/21/2020
"From Our Homes to Yours" the 2020 Elementary, Middle School, and High School Winter Concert...  READ MORE...
2nd Grader, Felicity' Mexican Folk Art Sun Craft
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, A Virtual Success
Posted on 10/23/2020
Renaissance Academy has held a long and treasured tradition of celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Each year, the school-wide activities include month-long festivities ending with a Spanish Festival. This year, these celebrations were held a little differently...  READ MORE...
Dr. Guarino Buli presenting during the panel discussion.
Dr. Guarino Buli at the Virtual PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools Conference 2020
Posted on 10/22/2020
Panelist spoke about how they are managing obstacles and challenges to keep their learning community successfully moving forward.  READ MORE...
Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Barb Krock
Mrs. Krock, A Helping Hero
Posted on 10/21/2020
During a morning virtual classroom lesson, one of our Renaissance Academy parents became ill. The teacher in the class sprung into action to insure the health and safety of the parent, while keeping the kindergarten student calm.  READ MORE...
Mason & MerRick Hall
Mason & MerRick Hall Receive Service Award
Posted on 10/13/2020
On October 2, 2020, Renaissance Academy 10th grade student, Mason Hall along with his 9th grade brother, MerRick Hall received notification that they had won the Together We Can Raise the Village Community Service Award.  READ MORE...
Ijiah Smith, RA Class of '21
Seniors Helping the Community, Near and Far
Posted on 09/29/2020
Ending their 4 year journey into exploring ways then executing their plans to help society, the RA Class of 2021 presented their Senior Projects...  READ MORE...
Ready to Learn - Student at Home Classroom
A Different Back to School 2020
Posted on 09/04/2020
RA's 20th school year began with material pick-up days for virtual learning...  READ MORE...
Renaissance Academy Charter School Class of 2020 #RASeniorsStrong2020
Class of 2020 Graduates with Over $17 Million in Scholarships
Posted on 06/10/2020
2020 Valedictorian, Carolyn Higgins - "We have the ability to make our dreams a reality, but you have to have the courage to trust yourself first.".  READ MORE...
RA Main Entrance with US News Best High School Badge
RA Ranked a 2020 Best High School by US News & World Report
Posted on 04/28/2020
U.S. News reviewed more than 24,000 high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the top public high schools.   READ MORE...
RA Senior Proudly Displaying her College Banner
RA Seniors Offered Over $14 Million in Academic Scholarships
Posted on 04/28/2020
These 74 seniors have been accepted to universities such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dickinson College, Boston University, Bucknell University, University of Rochester, Ohio State University, Olin College of Engineering, University of Michigan, American University...  READ MORE...
Class of 2020 Yard Sign on Lawn
Class of 2020 Given Boost from RA Board of Trustees
Posted on 04/27/2020
The RA Board of Trustees commissioned the creation of special yard signs designed to encourage and celebrate the Class of 2020, now forced to spend the remainder of their senior year at home due to COVID-19.  READ MORE...
Ayla, Mrs. Kelly, Emilio (at art show) & Pearlyn's Artwork
RA Artists Selected for 2020 PAEA Exhibit
Posted on 03/12/2020
The artwork of Ayla Collingwood, 11th grade, Emilio Berico, 10th grade, and Pearlyn Sathish, 6th grade was selected to be presented at the 2020 PAEA art show.  READ MORE...
Ajay Ganesh, 2020 1st Place Winner, Rotary Spelling Bee
Ajay Ganesh 1st Place Winner at Phoenixville Rotary Spelling Bee
Posted on 02/21/2020
The 8th annual Rotary Club of Phoenixville Spelling Bee took place this past Saturday, February 8th. 23 RA students participated...  READ MORE...
Mrs. Keller, Tatiana Morinelli, Lucy DeLeonMarroquin, Allison Walsh, and Aniya Jones
PMEA 2020 Chorus Fest included four RA Elementary Choir members
Posted on 02/19/2020
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12 2020 Chorus Fest included four of Renaissance Academy's Elementary Choir members: Tatiana Morinelli, Lucy DeLeonMarroquin, Allison Walsh, and Aniya Jones...  READ MORE...
RA Knights Basketball Team & Coaches
Renaissance Academy Boys’ Varsity Basketball Championship Bound
Posted on 02/07/2020
After defeating the Mercy Monarchs in the semi-finals (56-45), RA advances to the Championships which will be held February 11th at the Thomas Jefferson University, East Fall Campus.  READ MORE...
Legislative Breakfast January 30, 2020
RA Welcomes U.S. and PA Legislators
Posted on 01/31/2020
Attendees at the Legislative Breakfast included legislators and representatives from the US Senate, US House of Representatives, and the PA House of Representatives.  READ MORE...
Emily Krueger, trumpet; Sophia Marchionne, flute; and Even Long, trumpet.
RA Students Perform at PMEA Band Fest 2020
Posted on 01/29/2020
RA musicians, including Emily Krueger, trumpet; Sophia Marchionne, flute; and Even Long, trumpet were selected by the PMEA to take part in this concert....  READ MORE...
Judge Scott swears in new board members Bill Suriano, Kim Henken, Greg Queen, and Yvan Francois.
Renaissance Academy Announces New Members on the Board of Trustees
Posted on 01/17/2020
RA Board of Trustees swears in new board members, Bill Suriano, Kim Henken, Greg Queen, and Yvan Francois.  READ MORE...
Avinash Ganguly Presented National NROTC Scholarship at Army-Navy Game
Avinash Ganguly Presented National NROTC Scholarship at Army-Navy Game
Posted on 12/18/2019
During the pre-game activities at the 120th annual Army-Navy game on December 14th, Renaissance Academy (RA) senior Avinash (Avi) Ganguly was presented with a National Naval Reserves Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship.   READ MORE...
Elise & Eric Frasch with their Silver Medals
Elise & Eric Frasch’s Skating Teams Bring Home Silver Medals
Posted on 12/12/2019
The Valley Forge Cadettes Synchronized Skating Teams traveled to Essex, New Jersey to compete in the 2019 Essex Synchro Classic...  READ MORE...
RA #4 Ranking
RA #4 Top Scorer in 2019 Keystone Exam Results
Posted on 11/25/2019
Out of the 184 Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia County schools who took the 2019 Keystone Exams, RA ranked at #4....  READ MORE...
Financial Reality Fair Booths
RA Financial Reality Fair 2019
Posted on 11/22/2019
Financial Reality Fair is a hands-on experience in which students, after identifying their career choice and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary ...  READ MORE...
Cooper Day, future jounalist
KYW 1060 Radio to Air Report by Sophomore, Cooper Day
Posted on 11/20/2019
On Saturday November 23rd, 2019 at 3:24pm, KYW 1060 Radio station will broadcast a report by RA Sophomore, Cooper Day.   READ MORE...
Senior, Shay Gustafson Letter of Intent Signing
Shay Gustafson Signs to Join Mansfield Baseball
Posted on 11/15/2019
Shay played baseball for both the Renaissance Academy Knights and for club, Lehigh Valley Baseball Academy during which he had an accumulative batting average of .386 with an on base percentage of .522.  READ MORE...
RA Senior & PFEW Ambassador, Mark Adams
Introducing RA PFEW Ambassador, Mark Adams
Posted on 11/13/2019
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) Student Ambassador Program is a leadership commitment for recent PFEW alumni in which the selected student becomes an active promoter for this entrepreneurial program  READ MORE...
Emily Cassidy with her Widener Lions Pride
Widener University Offers RA Seniors Instant Admission
Posted on 10/14/2019
Widener University visited Renaissance Academy (RA) for Instant Decision Day. Instant Decision Day is a process that allows high school seniors or rising seniors, to apply and interview with a college admissions representative...  READ MORE...
Ayla Collingwood Swings for a Kill
Varsity Volleyball Sweeps West Mont
Posted on 09/27/2019
The 2019 Lady Knights Varsity Volleyball squad battled hard to dominate West Mont Academy, 3 sets to 0...  READ MORE...
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Knights Athletics Spotlight 9-20-19
Posted on 09/21/2019
Knights Cross Country wins big, along with Varsity Boys' & Middle School Boys' Soccer...  READ MORE...
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Knights Sports September 16, 2019
Posted on 09/18/2019
Varsity Boys' Soccer, Varsity Girls' Soccer, and Middle School Girls' Soccer all bring home wins....  READ MORE...
Girl Scout Troop 4894 with their Giving Cabinet at RA
The" Giving Cabinet" by Girl Scout Troop 4894
Posted on 09/17/2019
Over the past year, six members of Girl Scout Troop 4894 earned their Bronze Award by building a Giving Cabinet for their school...  READ MORE...
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RA Athletics Spotlight 9-13-19
Posted on 09/13/2019
Varsity Volleyball and Middle School Soccer win big...  READ MORE...
RA Knights Soccer
RA Varsity Girls' & Boys' Soccer Teams Defeat Phoenixville
Posted on 08/30/2019
Phoenixville, PA--On August 28th, 2018 the newly formed Renaissance Academy (RA) girls’ varsity soccer team played their very first ever match, defeating the Phoenixville Phantom high school junior varsity team...  READ MORE...
RA Students on Playground
20 Years of Learning and Growing
Posted on 08/29/2019
Phoenixville, PA – The Renaissance Academy Charter School began its journey 20 years ago when doors opened....   READ MORE...
RA's Youth & Philanthropy Luncheon Guests
Youth & Philanthropy Group Aids Local Community
Posted on 06/07/2019
This year, the Youth and Philanthropy group chose to provide mini grants to Hope Spring Equestrian Therapy Inc., St. Peters's Church Pantry, Pillars of Light and Love, PACS, Barnstone Art for Kids, and Canine Partners for Life....  READ MORE...
Screwball with the RA Audience
"Crazy About Reading" at RA
Posted on 05/28/2019
RA students were visited by the Fightin’ Phils’ mascot, Screwball and other special guests from the RA sponsored “Crazy About Reading” program. Students K-4 received a bookmark which is redeemable for the admission to the “Crazy About Reading” game on Sunday, July 14th, 2019.  READ MORE...
Junior, Lily Shaffer received her ring
RA Juniors Receive Their 2020 Class Rings
Posted on 05/28/2019
During an annual ceremony today, 11th grade Renaissance Academy (RA) students received their Renaissance Academy Charter School class ring...  READ MORE...
2019 Lady Knights Champion Softball Team
Lady Knights Win 2019 Tri-County Championship
Posted on 05/17/2019
The team hit past Perkiomen 13-5 to capture the title of Tri-County Independent School League Champs...  READ MORE...
7th Grade DI Team
DI Team Earns Back to Back Trip to Global Finals
Posted on 05/14/2019
Four RA teams qualified for and will travel to Kansas City, MO on May 21st to compete in the DI Globals, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) competition...  READ MORE...
Mr. Packard
RA's Mr. Packard to be a National Hall of Fame Inductee
Posted on 05/14/2019
The Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame drew nominations from 20 states and Washington, D.C. The selected their inductees based on their impact on students and the greater school community, going above and beyond, reliability, and more.  READ MORE...
RA Varsity Softball Logo
A Big Week for Varsity Softball
Posted on 05/03/2019
Lady Knights Varsity Softball won both games this week beating Mercy 34-2 and West Mont 15-0...  READ MORE...
Avi Ganguly
Avinash Ganguly Receives Union League Award
Posted on 05/02/2019
Renaissance Academy Junior, Avinash Ganguly was presented with a 2019 Youth Work Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizen Award.  READ MORE...
RA Top 2019 HS - US News & World Report
RA Ranked a Top High School by US News & World Report
Posted on 04/30/2019
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.  READ MORE...
RA Knights Athletic Logo
Knights Varsity Sports Recap
Posted on 04/18/2019
Renaissance Academy varsity baseball, softball, and golf highlights for the past week...  READ MORE...
Mrs. Herman and "Swoop" on Stage
Surprise Guests "Fly In" for RA's PSSA Pep Rally
Posted on 04/12/2019
Channel 6 ABC News was on site to film the rally which included videos, band performances, PSSA cheer squad dances, and...  READ MORE...
Genevieve Heme
RA Sophomore, Genevieve Heme Represents RA at the Kodály Educators National Conference
Posted on 04/10/2019
From March 20-23, 2019, 468 students from 184 cities representing 35 US states and one international school convened in Columbus as members of the 45th Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) National Conference Choirs...  READ MORE...
Knights Varsity Baseball
Varsity Knights Baseball Topples West Mont
Posted on 04/03/2019
Shay Gustafson dominated on the mound, scattering three hits while striking out 11.  READ MORE...
Lady Knights Softball
Varsity Softball Wins Big in Season Opener
Posted on 04/03/2019
With a final score of 17-5, the Lady Knights dominated the Perkiomen School Panters...  READ MORE...
RA Science Fair Winning Students
2019 4th-6th Grade RA Science Fair Winners
Posted on 03/16/2019
Renaissance Academy results for both the RA and Chester County Regional science fairs (4th-6th grade)...  READ MORE...
Jada Howard Receives Her White Coat
Aspiring Health Care Professionals Receive White Coats During Ceremony
Posted on 03/14/2019
The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage, welcoming students into the medical profession and emphasizing compassionate patient care at the very start of training. During the ceremony, students came forward to be cloaked by Claire Mooney – Interim President and CEO of Jennersville Hospital along with Greg Gershkovich, MD and Charlene Burkholder, CRNP of Phoenixville Hospital ...  READ MORE...
Mrs. Falcone, Mr. Grenier, Mrs. Narahari being sworn in by Judge Scott
Three New RA Board of Trustee Members
Posted on 03/12/2019
Joining the RA Board of Trustees are Elizabeth Falcone, Mark Grenier, and Sujaya Narahari....  READ MORE...
BHM Presenters & RA Student Organizers
A Unique Black History Month Celebration
Posted on 03/05/2019
Newly formed RA Minority Student Union who, along with the RA Academy Council's Student Action Committee, worked for many weeks to create and organize a meaningful Black History Festival for all 7-12th grade students. This event,...  READ MORE...
Bee winners, Ajay Ganesh and Abhinav Shrirang
RA Students Spell-Tacular at the Annual Rotary Bee
Posted on 02/15/2019
Two RA students placed 1st in their divisions. Ajay Ganesh won Division III and Abhinav Shrirang, 5th grade, won Division IV...  READ MORE...
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RA AcaDec Breaks Team Medal Record
Posted on 02/11/2019
The team finished 4th in the region and is awaiting the results of the two other regions to see if we will clinch a wildcard birth for the State competition...  READ MORE...
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