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Renaissance Public Academy

Renaissance Public Academy is a small rural school of choice, serving grades 3-12. We strongly emphasize “The Core Knowledge Foundation” and a Classical Education model. A fully accredited, tuition-free public charter school, we are neither a traditional public school nor an alternative school. Call us at 503-759-7002


If you will be absent please call 503-759-7002 or email

How we are different?

The most successful student at RPA is a serious student. He/she demonstrates personal growth and character development in becoming good stewards of their education.  Smart Internships and College Credit courses are available. MRSD maintains the special education program on campus for RPA 504 and I.E.P. students.

  • Monday-Thursday school week
  • Small class sizes
  • Field trips throughout the year
  • Hands on learning
  • Latin class
  • Nature walks around our campus
  • Challenging curriculum
  • Daily PE (3rd-8th)
  • Partnered with Clackamas Community College for classes and credits
  • Key Club, Spirit Club, National Honors Society, Latin Club and more!

Our Curriculum

Our comprehensive curriculum offers an emphasis on Core Knowledge principles for elementary and middle school students and adds an emphasis on classic literature, history, Latin, math and science for high school students.

Located in (and hosted by) Molalla River School District, we serve North Marion and South Clackamas counties. As a charter school, enrollment is not limited to the boundaries of the school district. 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. Bus Schedules available here.

If you’re interested in learning more about RPA and would like to have a tour and/or visit – or observe a classroom, please contact the office at 503-759-7002.

Volunteers are an integral part of any school’s routine, sometimes even more so with Charter Schools.  We encourage visits to our “Volunteer” page to learn what is required, and information that will be helpful to our partnering with you and others toward a most successful year for RPA.

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  • Volunteers needed for various jobs at our school.  Call the office today to find out more 503-759-7002.
  • Attendance: Please call (503-759-7002) or email ( the office before 8am to report your child’s absence.  If you know that your child will be missing a day(s) in the future, please have them get a pre-arranged absence form from the office.

Renaissance Public Academy is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit … E.I.N. 27-1756201

Your donation assists in our providing everything from classroom needs and curriculum materials to updating textbooks and technology. It aides us in providing unique field trips and educational experiences for our scholars. Your generous donation is essential to continuing our building of an excellent educational experience for young scholars.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.


“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

National Junior Classical League

RPA is the only Oregon public charter school registered with the NJCL!  Through the work of our Latin teacher RPA is now a member of National Junior Classical League. This is a great opportunity for our high school students.  Any questions about this partnership may be directed to the office.
We also have a Latin Club meeting weekly at lunchtime.

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