Location 299 Kirk Rd
Rochester, NY 14612
Authorizer NYSED CSO
Website renacad.org

The mission of the Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts is to provide children an enriched and rigorous education through the humanities and arts integration leading to success in college, careers and life.


Student Population


Students of Color


English Learners


Students with Disabilities


thematic units of study K-2
language support for all learners
SLP on staff
arts integration

Instructional Models

Direct Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Arts Integration, Whole Brain Teaching, Problem Based Approach to Math, Hands-On Science Instruction, Co-Teaching, Intensive Guided Reading, Mindfulness


ELA: K school created thematic units co-taught with a SLP. 1-2 Wit and Wisdom, K-3 Wilson Foundations Phonics, Grades 3-6 Achievement First Open Source ELA Units
Math: K-6 Achievement First Open Source Math Units
Science: FOSS
Social Studies: Locally created curriculum
Arts Disciplines: Locally created curriculum

Certification Requirements

If a teacher is not NYS certified they must meet one of the three exemption criteria to be a lead teacher. ALL special education teachers must hold a valid NYS special education license.

New Teacher Starting Salary

First year teacher with a master’s and no experience would start at approximately $45,000


$7,000 toward a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision.
403B match of up to 5%
$3,000 a year for tuition reimbursement, a partnership with RELAY graduate school of education for teaching certification programs

Career Site



RA has a robust mentoring program available to all staff.

Professional Development

RA is a member of Achievement First’s Navigator Math program. Through this program the math coach receives extensive support from an Achievement First math instructional coach. Math teaches in grades 3-6 get extensive coaching and training form both the AF Navigator team as well as the school’s math coach and other instructional coaches. RA’s instructional leadership has been trained at RELAY’s national coaching program in highly effective pedagogical and management practices. This training has been turn-keyed to the entire staff. RA has regular and ongoing training on Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.