Supply List

2018/2019 School Year

The following are common supplies we will use at the Renaissance School. There may be subject-specific incidental items to be purchased as the school year unfolds.

Purchasing items on this list should ensure that the most important supplies are secured by the beginning of school. There will be periodic inventories of supplies throughout the year. Having all supplies necessary every day is an important component of school success! It would be a good idea for you to share the cost of all of these supplies with your student. This will help them appreciate how much you are investing in their supplies and give them a reason to take care of them.


  • 3-ring binder, 2 inch (please avoid binders with zippers)
  • 6 subject dividers
  • Pencil pouch to be kept in binder
  • 2 black pens
  • 2 fine tip sharpies
  • 2 colored pens (red, or a color other than black)
  • 2 pencils (mechanical are ok) with erasers and a supply of lead
  • 1 eraser
  • 6 subject folders
  • 4 highlighters, pink, green, yellow, blue
  • 1 thumb drive (USB, flash, memory stick) at least 128 MB
  • 3-hole loose leaf, college ruled paper, at least one package
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 ream of printer paper
  • 6th and 7th grades – composition book, college ruled for LA/SS
  • Reusable water bottle


  • 1 ultra-fine tip Sharpie, black
  • 1 sketchbook (bound like a book with a black cover, about 8½ x 11 can be found at Aaron Bros., Ben Franklin, Michael's (please do not purchase sketchbooks that have rings or that are glued)
  • 1 set good quality colored pencils, 24 pencils
  • 1 set drawing pencils (i.e., Faber Castell, 6 –12 pencils, hardness, range 2B – 4H)
  • 1 vinyl eraser (Sanford or Staedtler)
  • 2 large glue sticks
  • 1 ruler, metric and standard measures, metal
  • Scissors, 7-8" adult size

Performing Arts

  • Stick deodorant to apply after class (no spray deodorants, perfumes, or colognes)
  • 2-3 plain black shirts (either wide-strapped tank tops or t-shirts)
  • Black yoga pants (other types of exercise pants or basketball/long shorts are also fine, as long as they are black and meet dress code requirements)
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Hair ties for long hair
  • Girls will need black sports bras

Math and Science

  • 2 3-hole spiral notebooks with graph paper, ¼ inch (can be found at Bartell’s or Amazon); this is required! Please do not purchase the notebooks with a glued binding. They fall apart.
  • 1 calculator, scientific (i.e., Casio FX-260, Texas Instruments 30X IIS Solar); optional: graphing calculator, TI 84 Plus or TI 84 Plus, Silver; (Note: graphing calculator will be required in 9th grade; very helpful in 8th grade)
  • 1 spiral bound, college ruled, notebook, at least 70 sheets
  • 1 ruler, metric and standard measures, clear plastic

8th Grade Only

  • Pens and pencils (at least one blue pen)
  • Purple highlighter
  • Accordion file folder or binder for work and feedback
  • Page tabs
  • Post-It notes - small