Apply to Ren

We look forward to working with you to make applying to Renaissance as easy as possible. The purpose of the admission process is to identify a good fit between the student and our programs in order to bring together a student body committed to personal and community growth.

Our goal at Renaissance is to enroll young people, grades 5-12, who demonstrate academic ability and motivation, intellectual curiosity, and good citizenship. In making its decision, the Admission Committee considers:
  • A student's past school record
  • Recommendations from teachers and other adults Information provided in educational testing
  • Evidence of talent and interest in outside activities, such as leadership, artistic strength, athletic ability, and community involvement

Extended Summer Deadline – July 20, 2018: We’ve extended our application deadline to July 20 for limited spaces still available in Grades 5 – 8. Applications and supplemental documents must be completed by July 20 for priority review and interview scheduling. We are currently reviewing applications in the order in which they are completed. Applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until all supplemental documentation has been received.

Once an application is completed and reviewed, the family will typically receive an admission decision within 2 –3 weeks. After an admission decision and enrollment contract is sent out to a family, accepted students will have two weeks to submit their deposit and enrollment contract before their spot is released.

In extremely limited cases, families may be offered a spot in our wait pool depending upon available spaces within each grade. It is important to note that we do not rank students in our wait pool and that enrollment continues through August for RHP and Renaissance.

Our step by step application instructions are listed below. For questions about any aspect of the application, please contact our office at (310) 791-1101.
 

STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

To apply to Renaissance, please use the request for more information form, which can also be found by pressing the button on the left side of this screen.  Our admissions team will then provide you with the application and instructions.

You will be prompted to create an online account and complete the application together as a family. Once the online application is submitted, there are additional supplemental documents required for each student, as detailed below.
 

Step 2: Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $125 and must be submitted electronically with your application.
 

Step 3: Teacher Recommendations

Print and submit the teacher recommendation forms for English and Math to the appropriate teachers, and the transcript request form to the student’s current school administration. The recommendation must come from the student’s current teacher.
 
Please ask teachers to submit these forms directly by mail, email, or fax to the following addresses:

Mail:
RHP & Renaissance Admissions Office 
One Rolling Hills Prep Way
San Pedro, CA 90732

Email:
Shannon Kitani, Admissions Associate - SKitani@rollinghillsprep.org

Fax:*
(323) 310 – 9973
Attention: Admissions Office 
*Please note this is our new fax number and should be used in place of the old number on the pdf forms
 

Step 4: References

Please print and submit the personal reference form to an appropriate reference. References can be a teacher, mentor, coach, tutor, or other adult who can speak to the student’s character, strengths, and weaknesses, but should not be a family relative.
 

Step 5: Admission Tests

All applicants to Renaissance School must submit full educational testing, IEP, and/or 504 plan reporting to the Admission Office as part of the application process. Applicants must also fill out and return a Release of Information Authorization form.

If you are unsure about what to submit to meet this requirement, please call our office (310) 791-1101.

Renaissance applicants are not required to submit Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) scores unless you are also interested in applying to Rolling Hills Prep. Our school code is 054151.
 

Step 6: Additional Interviews or Visits

Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you to schedule required interviews and/or visits. Due to scheduling restraints, interviews, observations, and Shadow Days are currently reserved for families who have submitted their application for admission.
 

Step 7: Admission Decisions

All first-round admission decision dates have now passed.

We are continuing to electronically send Upper and Middle School decisions on a rolling, weekly basis as applications are completed and reviewed. Once an application is completed, the family will typically receive an admission decision within 2 – 3 weeks. After an admission decision and enrollment contract is
sent out to a family, accepted students will have two weeks to submit their deposit and enrollment contract before their spot is released.

In extremely limited cases, families may be offered a spot in our wait pool depending upon available spaces within each grade. It is important to note that we do not rank students in our wait pool and that enrollment continues through August for RHP and Renaissance.
 

Contact Admissions

Carol Bernstein
Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management
(310) 791-1101 ext. 148
CBernstein@RollingHillsPrep.org
 
Shannon Kitani
Admissions Associate
(310) 791-1101 ext. 162

Admissions Forms