The Official Seal of the School
Each quadrant of the shield tells a part of the story about the school and its goals.
The Renaissance Preparatory Academy
We are an INDEPENDENT(no religious affiliation), PRIVATE (not Government sponsored), school designed using evidence-based educational quality standards.
We follow a philosophy of educating to create a "Renaissance Scholar"; one who excels across a wide range of activities including fine arts, ethics, academics, and athletics. We address the learning and development of the "whole" child.
Our goal is to prepare student for higher education and to have students learn to excel in academics and seeking evidence-based knowledge, then, to proactively apply that knowledge to a wide range of problems/issues that they see in the world around them.
We provide a place and the development of a society that promotes excellence in academics, athletics, social skills, aesthetics and emotional/ethical control.
The lion in heraldry is an emblem of strength, justice and deathless courage.
The lion is walking forward into the future.
The lit torch is called "The Torch of Learning".
Ball and Chain
These refer to the constraint of freedom caused by ignorance and poor thinking.
The Lion Passant with Torch and Standing on Ball and Chain refers to our alumni personally taking up learning as a way to enlighten their way and intentionally striving forward in a position of strength while acting with courage and justice and, in the process, trampling ignorance and poor thinking along the way.
ASPECTS OF COMMITMENT
Academic excellence in foundation areas (Reading, Writing, Math, Handwriting/Technology) to enable successful Theme Unit active learning of our renaissance classics: Fine Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences & Foreign Language. Our theme topics do a three year rotation to align with our three-graded class structure.
Active movement is important for wellness AND academics. We follow other schools in bringing recess and PE back into the curriculum.
Learning self-control, persistence, and to stand up for what is right in structured and unstructured times is an important life skill. This is why our recess and reflection times are in all classes.
Both the 3-grade classrooms where students remain for up to 3 years is an important design. Research has shown that this along with longer unstructured recesses is important for social growth.
Understanding what you believe in and how that should look in practice is an important part of learning ethics. Our honor codes build in detail across the classes to reinforce this lesson.
Our Motto: Part 1
The Latin Motto Guiding Our Actions
Our Motto: Part 2
The Latin Motto Guiding Our Actions.
We are an independent non-profit private school in the Myrtle Beach area that operates with rigorous academic standards, a commitment to developing all aspects of a child, an orientation that is respectful of religious organizations, and has a strong honor code.
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