Renaissance Initiative


In October 2015, The School District of Philadelphia announced a plan to improve academic options for more than 5,000 students at 15 schools. The Renaissance Charter School initiative is a key part of the School District’s ongoing work to ensure all students have a great school close to where they live. Through the initiative, neighborhood schools with long-term academic and climate challenges are transformed under the leadership of a charter school team that is experienced with successfully turning around low-performing schools.

For more information, please see below.

About The Renaissance Initiative

Frequently Asked Questions

Press Release: District Announces Ren Charter RFQ Respondents

Press Release: District Announces Plan to Improve Academic Options

Renaissance Charter School Visits

2016 Renaissance Charter Applications


Jay Cooke Elementary School

Samuel B. Huey Elementary School

John Wister Elementary School