The Renaissance International School is growing! We have added a second campus location at 5201 Park Boulevard in Piedmont to house first grade through middle school.

The site, which was previously occupied by Zion Lutheran School, is being leased by TRIS. It provides the school with approximately 10,000 square feet of classroom and administration space.

“The Piedmont site is a great asset to our school, and meets the needs of our growing student body,” says Leslie Hites, TRIS’s founder and head of school. “It provides the space to expand all our class levels from preschool through middle school.”

Since its founding in 1992, TRIS has been located at 3650 Dimond Avenue in Oakland. It will maintain that campus for pre-primary and primary levels, administration offices, and possibly an infant program in the future.

TRIS’s course of study encom­passes the full sub­stance of the tra­di­tional cur­ricu­lum, and goes beyond to teach stu­dents how to think clearly, do their own research, express them­selves well in writ­ing and speech, and put their knowl­edge to prac­ti­cal application. The school has excellent music, fine arts, and English/French/Spanish language immersion programs.

Central to TRIS’s philosophy is to provide students with an inter­na­tional cen­ter of learn­ing and cul­ture that is open and sup­port­ive where students develop and achieve their high­est potential.


The Renaissance International School is a Montessori school in Oakland, California for children ages two years old through middle school. In 2015, the school won Parents’ Press “Best of” awards in the following categories: Best Bilingual Preschool; Best Montessori Preschool; Best Independent Preschool; Best Montessori Elementary School; and Best Bilingual Middle School.

Stu­dents from Oak­land, Berke­ley, San Lean­dro, Alameda, and other San Fran­cisco Bay Area cities attend The Renais­sance Inter­na­tional School, with campuses in Oakland’s Dimond District and Piedmont.

Graduates of The Renaissance International School attend top San Francisco Bay Area public and private schools including Head Royce, The College Preparatory School, Bishop O'Dowd, Bentley School, Lick-Wilmerding, and Oakland Tech.

For information, call 510-531-8566.