Welcome to our Admissions page. Every year Renaissance accepts 18 new students in Pre-Kindergarten, 7 new students in Kindergarten (all 18 Pre-K students will matriculate to Kindergarten), and 28 new 5th grade students. In addition, if a seat goes vacant at any time during the year, we will attempt to fill the seat from our waiting list. Please visit our school lobby for current school year applications, or see below to download or apply online.

Renaissance schedules open-houses throughout the year--please check here Open House for the schedule. In the meantime, here is a power-point that talks about our program, and describes a daily schedule for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 5th Grade, our main entry points to the school.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Renaissance has one full-day pre-kindergarten class of eighteen students. Please note that Pre-Kindergarten will now be a main entry point into Renaissance. We encourage you to apply for a PK seat, instead of waiting until Kindergarten.

UPK at Renaissance:

  • Our UPK is a full-day program with breakfast, lunch and snack provided, and served in the classroom.

  • Renaissance has one UPK class serving 18 students.

  • Busing is not available for UPK students.

  • We offer a fee-based after-school child-care program for UPK through grade 4 through our after-school partner 82nd Street Academics. Please direct all questions regarding that program to 82SA at 718-457-0429.

  • Your child must turn four years of age by December 31, 2019 in order to be eligible. Proof of age will be required to enroll your child.

  • UPK students will automatically move into Kindergarten at Renaissance. There will be no need to reapply.

Pre-K to 12th Grade Admissions Information:

All applicants for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 5th Grade will be notified of the results of the lottery. All students not picked in the lottery will be placed on the waiting list, and mini-lotteries will be held whenever a seat opens up in grades PK-12.

HS Applications are automatically placed on a waiting list, to be filled when we have confirmation of vacant seats.

General Information

  • Renaissance can serve a maximum of 575 PK-12 students, which also includes a small number of District 75 students who reside in our building.

  • Class size is approximately 25 in each class.

  • There is one class per grade (PK-4).

  • Two classes per grade (5-12).

  • Incoming Pre-Kindergarten students must attain the age of four by December 31, and incoming Kindergarten students must attain the age of five by December 31 of the year they enter school. High school students can attend Renaissance until the age of 21 or until a high school diploma is obtained, whichever comes first.


Applications will be available October 17, 2018. Application deadline is April 5, 2019. Applications received after this date will be put on the wait list. The lottery will be held April 12th and notifications will be sent out no later than April 18th. You must CONFIRM your acceptance of a seat by 3PM on May 1st. If we do not receive confirmation by this date, this seat will be passed on to someone on the wait list.

The On-Line Common Application Families can log into SchoolMint platform in order to complete applications to any New York City charter school, including Renaissance.

The Renaissance Charter School 2019-2020 Application is available for download below. You can print out a copy which can then be mailed in or dropped-off at Renaissance. Hardcopies are also available at the school. There are also lottery information sheets, which are for your records (do not return this). If you are interested in applying for the current school year (2018-19), you must come in person to the school.






Lottery Instructions English

Lottery Instructions Spanish

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