We are proud to announce that Renert School has just ranked #10 among all Alberta elementary schools in 2015-16 on the basis of our students’ performance on grade 6 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs). Every year the Fraser Institute Report ranks all Alberta elementary schools by their Grade 6 PAT averages in the core academic subjects. This is ­­the 3rd year in which Renert School was included in the ranking, and the first year in which we are in the top 10. This very high ranking is due to the significant leaps forward our students made in Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.

Congratulations to our students and teachers for this outstanding result. We should also note that so many of our students wrote their PATs in 2015-16 ahead of grade level, which is unique to Renert School. 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. 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.

Our students’ achievements on standardized tests are a small part in a broad tapestry of other accomplishments – in “Beauty and the Beast”, on the Ninja Warrior course, in Reach for The Top, in science fairs, in chess tournaments, in the High Altitude Space Platform (HASP), 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.

– Dr. Moshe and Aaron Renert

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