Entries by Team Renton Prep

Renton Stories Wins Three National Awards

In 2016, Renton Prep began an endeavor to upgrade and refine our digital presence. Of course, our staff, students, and families have always had an understanding of who we are. However, we wanted to show off to the world exactly what makes Renton Prep so great. From the students, teachers, technology, creativity, engaging thinking — […]

Practical Education to Help Students Face the Real World

Students at Renton Prep Christian School are consistently on their way to better things. From experience in conferences (even virtual), social events, local outreaches, and global partnerships, educators at our school are equipping them for the future. There are so many ways that teachers today can give students practical education to help students soon face […]

How We’re Helping Distance Learning Students

While Renton Prep is reopening our campus this fall, our families still have the option of distance learning. This poses an important question for us: How can our teachers and faculty support students in distance learning equally to those in the classroom? Fortunately, our experience with remote learning in the spring has put us in […]

Combatting the COVID-19 Slide

Returning to school after a fun-filled summer can be difficult for children. They learn a great deal during the school year, take their final exams, and then have 3 months off from their rigorous studies. Transitioning out of summer break and back into the new school year takes an adjustment for some students. Professionals have […]

A Timeline of our School Reopening

In spring of 2020, our natural state of a technology-driven classroom quickly shifted to a classroom that lived entirely online. As COVID-19 cases rose across Washington state and America, Renton Prep quickly adapted to the changing landscape. As our anticipation and excitement mounts ahead of our school reopening on August 17, we want to outline […]

Minecraft for Education: Classes Excel in Remote Learning

Renton Prep students moving to an entirely remote learning environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced our students to adapt quickly. While as a school we have equipped ourselves for remote learning, much of the weight of the transition fell onto the students to keep up. Despite continually learning behind a screen, our 7th and […]

Students Speak at OECD Global Forum

Renton Prep is consistently aiming to optimize and innovate our curriculum design to prepare students for the future. To contribute to the global discussion in education, Renton Prep was invited to participate in the international OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 forum. Three Renton Prep eighth graders talked during the OECD global forum to […]

Alumnae Getting Ahead with Running Start

Although the much-anticipated 2020 Renton Prep Dance Program was canceled due to COVID-19, with Running Start and our Alumni and Scholars Program, there was still a benefit to all the work our students put into the preparation for the dance. When Renton Prep joined the Running Start program, we aimed to prepare our students to […]

Renton Prep Student 3D-Prints Face Shields for Hospitals

As COVID-19 government restrictions went in place across Washington and many hospitals became overwhelmed with patients, Renton Prep ninth-grader Alden Johnson thought of a way he could help. With a 3D printer and printing materials, Johnson found that he could make face shields and send them to local hospitals to help. At 40 minutes each […]

How Social Media Improves Digital Classrooms

At Renton Prep, we harness emerging technology that improves teaching, learning, and critical thinking. Social media is a piece of technology that improves the digital classroom experience for students. The benefits of social media in the classroom are endless. Most importantly, it improves student communication, digital literacy, and creates new methods for collaboration. Additionally, students […]

Differentiated Instruction Helps Students Succeed in the Classroom

In order to accomplish successful teaching, educators must consider methods that allow every student to understand what is being taught. This is essential in a diverse world. There are many factors that can affect the way students receive and interpret information. In fact, every student is different. Therefore, methods such as differentiated instruction can greatly […]

Adopting Design Thinking in School

Implementing design thinking in teaching methods truly connects educators to their students. It has the capacity to unite empathy with creativity to allow teachers and students to contribute their very best. It is more than just innovation, it is creating ideas while keeping the needs of your consumer or audience in mind. How can you […]

Self Reflection and Development for Successful Teaching

Throughout our Renton Prep Christian School blog, you will see many posts discussing student progression and involvement in education. As a school, we do like to focus on how we can empower, inspire, and motivate students to take advantage of their human capacity. However, it is just as important to focus on teachers, who are […]

Student Amanuel Nega Presents on C# Programming

At Renton Prep, we love to highlight our students on their special achievements. Not only is it a pleasure to educate young, driven, and passionate young adults; but it is an honor to commemorate them for their humility and hard work. In this article, we’d like to shed light on 6th grader Amanuel Nega who […]

Vision 2020: Renton Prep Christian School Christmas Program

As the end of the year approaches, it gives our school the chance to reminisce on all the memories we experienced throughout the year. Every year, we strive to reach new goals and enhance previous ones. When it comes to appreciating all that our school has accomplished, the annual Renton Prep Christmas program gives our […]

Inquiry Based Learning Intensifies Student Engagement

One thing is irrevocable, and that is that all students are diverse. They each prefer certain learning strategies and are likely to respond differently to various educational experiences. Although diverse, students do share one commonality. They are full of curiosity. What makes teaching so fascinating for teachers is being able to strike interest in their […]

Renton Prep Teachers’ Summer Scavenger Hunt

This summer, our teachers embarked on a professional development adventure throughout downtown Seattle. It was not only an enjoyable experience, but a learning one too! As a school, our teachers push themselves to be the best leaders for their students. This includes taking action from in and outside the classroom. It was an amazing opportunity […]