We are proud to announce that Renert School has just ranked #1 in Alberta among all 826 Alberta elementary schools, on the basis of our students’ performance on grade 6 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) in 2018. Every year the Fraser Institute Report (FIR) ranks all Alberta elementary schools by their Grade 6 PAT averages in the core academic subjects. This is ­­the 4th year in which Renert School was included in the ranking, and the first year in which we are in the top spot, in a 3-way tie with Calgary’s Master’s and Edmonton’s Windsor Park.

This ranking is extraordinary for a school as young as Renert. Congratulations to our students and teachers for this outstanding result. Congratulations also to the other schools who ranked in the top 10. It is a privilege to share the ranking with other excellent schools dedicated to good academics. Our students’ success is a direct result of:
  • the school’s commitment to academic excellence
  • the parents’ dedication and support of the school and its programs
  • teachers who go above and beyond to bring Serious Fun to their classes
  • students who know the value of hard work and apply themselves consistently

At Renert, we never focus on being #1 on standardized tests, or on school rankings. It has never been the end goal, nor is it the vision. We do not select nor do we retain our students on the basis of their predicted performance on diploma examinations. We do, however, promise and strive for rigorous, exciting, and rewarding academic programs, delivered by excellent mentors. We consider this excellent ranking to be a natural byproduct of this vision, one that focuses on maximizing each student’s potential.

Our students’ achievements on standardized tests are a small part in a broad tapestry of other accomplishments – in Les Miserables, on the Ninja Warrior course, in Reach for The Top, in science fairs, in chess tournaments, in our rocketry program, in university courses, on the volleyball court, in mathematics competitions, on the dance floor, in service projects, and in giving back to the community. We are confident that Renert School will keep on doing very well academically for years to come, as long as we keep our focus on Teaching and Learning through Serious Fun.

From two very proud founders: Dr. Moshe and Aaron Renert

As an aside: to all parents who are wondering why Renert high school does not appear in the FIR high school rankings… The answer is simple: our high school is still too small to be included in the FIR rankings. However, had it been included, we would have ranked #1 in Alberta as well, based on our 2018 diploma exam results. The 3 high schools that topped the FIR high school list (and their diploma exam averages) are: Edmonton’s Old Scona (86.1%), Webber (86.3%) and Calgary French and International (78.4%). Renert’s diploma exam average in 2018 was a sky-high 91.3%, which would have placed us first among all Alberta high schools, by a significant margin. Also noteworthy that the majority of the diploma examinations taken at Renert in 2018 were written by grade 11 and 10 students.