WJ's first encounter with Renner Academy took place during a visit in the spring of 2023. I vividly remember his excitement as he hopped into my car, eagerly inquiring about his next opportunity to return. Anticipation filled the air as I informed him that he would have to wait until the fall, a prospect that he embraced with hope.
A few weeks later, the letter arrived confirming WJ's enrollment for the fall of 2023. While WJ had never been particularly fond of traditional schooling, he found solace in the social aspects during his time in public school. Fast forward to the fall of 2023, where WJ embarked on his first day at Renner Academy with a mix of nerves and anticipation. To our delight, he returned home that day brimming with excitement. The welcoming atmosphere created by his fellow students and the engaging teaching methods employed by the educators left a lasting impression on him.
Throughout the fall semester of 2023, we witnessed a remarkable transformation in WJ—both academically and personally. Surprisingly, he soared three levels in math, a feat none of us had expected. The progress was so rapid that he advanced an entire level from Thanksgiving to Christmas break. As we entered the current semester, WJ is finally encountering the challenge he needs in his math studies.
Over the Christmas break, WJ achieved a significant milestone by reading to me—an accomplishment that marked a substantial improvement from his previous efforts. Renner Academy entered his life at a crucial juncture, providing the support he needed to thrive academically and personally. Gratitude fills our hearts as we reflect on the positive impact this school has had on WJ, helping him navigate and overcome his learning disabilities. We cannot express enough thanks for the invaluable role Renner Academy plays in the lives of its students and families.
Enrolling our children in Renner Academy has been a blessing for our family. The dedicated and passionate staff at Renner Academy has not only provided top-notch education but also created a nurturing environment that has allowed our children to thrive. The individually tailored curriculum and specialized teaching methods at Renner Academy have played a pivotal role in helping our boys, ages 11 & 7, overcome their challenges with dyslexia. The individualized attention our sons receive has made a significant impact on their academic progress and, more importantly, their confidence. The school places a strong emphasis on building self-esteem, fostering a sense of community, and encouraging each child to embrace their unique strengths. It's heartening to see our sons not only excelling in their studies but also growing into more confident and self-assured individuals.
Communication between the school and parents is exemplary. Regular updates, parent-teacher conferences, and the open-door policy have allowed us to actively participate in our children's educational journey. The sense of partnership between the school and parents is truly commendable. We are witnessing our sons' academic and personal growth beyond our expectations, and we credit this success to the exceptional care and education provided by the Renner Academy team. We wholeheartedly recommend Renner Academy to any parents seeking a specialized and supportive environment for their dyslexic children.
My children already faced learning challenges in school that were compounded by the pandemic. While homeschooling them during the pandemic, I saw they were not progressing as they should be; I knew it was time to involve professionals.
The teachers at Renner Academy are committed to the children's' education and not just academically but socially as well. My children learn in an environment that fosters their strengths and creativity without making them feel pressured to perform on a timeline. They are relaxed and enjoy learning at their own pace. The individual approach used is priceless. I have seen my children blossom and grow in just a few months, and I am amazed at the progress they have made with more confidence, less frustration and increased curiosity, wanting to learn more. One of my children requires more individualized instruction and this school offers something no other school can, one-to-one personalized instruction. This academy has been life changing for my children, and I value their mission, dedicated teachers, and all the supporting staff and board members for making this a reality.
"Mother of two students"