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A Fully Accredited 4th-12th Grade Charter School – Founded in 2010
Molalla, Oregon ~ Clackamas County

Registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

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Renaissance Public Academy is a small rural school of choice which strongly emphasizes “The Core Knowledge Foundation” and a Classical Education model. We are neither a traditional public school nor an alternative school; these types of schools have different goals and outcomes than what is found at RPA.

Marson Court croppedA successful student at RPA is a serious student. He/she demonstrates personal growth and character development in becoming good stewards of their education.

 We Learn. We Grow. We Will Succeed.

Currently serving grades 4-12, Renaissance Public Academy is a public, tuition-free charter school. It is located in the Molalla River School District, and serves North Marion and South Clackamas counties.  In addition to students within Molalla River School District, enrollment has included families from Canby, Woodburn, Hubbard, Aurora, Salem, Keizer,  Silverton, Mt. Angel, Scotts Mills, Estacada, Oregon City, Gladstone, and Wilsonville.

Renaissance Public Academy generally operates on a 4-day classroom schedule, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If Monday is a holiday, classes are held Tuesday through Friday. The 2014-15 School Year Calendar includes three 5-day weeks. We closed the week of Thanksgiving and these “extra days” cover the three of closure.

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” –
Martin Luther King, Jr
With the unique curriculum of RPA and high expectations, 43.33% of our 4th-12th grade scholars received Honor or High Honor Roll recognition as a result of grades earned in the Second Trimester of 2014-15.


Learn more about the Core Knowledge Curriculum (Grades 4-8)

Renaissance Public Academy Expectations
2015 RPA Handbook
The Socratic Method (news article)
RPA Literature Progression
2014-15 Bus Schedule through First Student
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Now Hiring toward the 2015-16 School Year including positions of Administrator, teachers for Middle School/High School Latin, Literature, Math, Science, and 6th Grade (self-contained)  Clicking on the photo links up the Employment page

open enrollment photoEnrollment is operated on a lottery basis.  The Open Enrollment Phase for the 2015-16 School Year began on March 16th.  Clicking on the photo links up the Enrollment page.

INVITATION: When school is in session, classes are open for observation by parents and other visitors. Review/Observation forms, (available in the office), provide an opportunity for parents/visitors to note comments and share them with the administration. Please contact the office at office@rpa-molalla.org (or 503-759-7002) to schedule an appointment. Pre-planning a visit provides the opportunity to avoid a classroom visit on a day of testing, field trips, or other unique events. Renaissance is also open for visits from prospective new students and families. Visitors/Guests are required to check in/sign in at the office before going to any classroom.

If there is an interest in having a non-registered student visit or shadow with a student for a day, please complete a Student Visitor Permission Form and submit it to the office at least one week in advance of your requested date. DC-Lincoln Memorial 04-2015

A few of our high school scholars at the Lincoln Memorial

(April 2015, DC Trip)


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our 32nd President –

and three RPA “Pippi Longstockings”

(DC Trip, April 2015)


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