Renaissance School to buy and expand current space to enroll more students February 1, 2016

Renaissance School educates children in grades preschool through eighth grade using a nurturing Christian and academic environment in Racine, WI.

Since 2011, Renaissance has participated in the Racine Parental Choice Program, in which low- and middle-income families in Racine can receive a voucher to enroll their children in a private or religious school. Since then, Renaissance has grown to be the largest RPCP school in Racine, with almost all of their 323 students receiving reimbursement for tuition through the program.

Students at Renaissance improved on average by 127 percent in reading and math in the last year and outperformed their peers at other RPCP schools and Racine public schools in science. With its dedication to excellence in education, Renaissance has become a popular choice for families — over 150 students are on its wait list.

IFF is supporting the school’s expansion through a $1.5 million loan that will allow the school to buy the building it currently leases, leading to about $92,000 in savings annually. The school also has received a $375,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to renovate a second leased space to expand the school’s capacity and enroll 570 students in the 2019-2020 school year.

Categories: Archives

Tags: : ,