Renaissance Academy K-12 Private School Earns Second Place in 2014 CIF's Boys' Basketball Division V

Renaissance Academy K-12 private school's Wildcats boys' basketball team reaches California State finals for its second time.

The "Wildcats" boys' basketball team, from K-12 private school Renaissance Academy in Altadena, CA, ranked second in this year's Division V category of the California Interscholastic Federation's (CIF's) boys' basketball season which ended last week. This marks the fifth year that the Wildcats have won the CIF's Southern California Division V Championship and the second time they have made it to Sacramento for the statewide finals.

"The Wildcats are a great source of pride for our school," says Sandra Staffer, Renaissance's Executive Director. "Although academic achievement is always our first priority, success in athletics is an additional way to foster a student's confidence, competence and ability to operate as a team member."

Led by Coach Sid Cooke and team captains Marquise Mosley and K.J. Okmanas, the Wildcats charged into the State finals on a 12-game winning streak including winning both the highly-regarded Artesia and Nogales boys' basketball tournaments. By the end of the season, the Wildcats had won 25 of 32 games.

"We play against schools with a much larger student body," adds Staffer. "Making it to the State finals is a true David and Goliath story. Next year, we will be the California State champions!"

About Renaissance Academy

Founded in 1994, Renaissance Academy is a K-12 private school situated on four acres of land at the base of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena, CA. Accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC), Renaissance Academy educates students to the highest standards of excellence through the use of the breakthrough study method developed by author and educator L. Ron Hubbard. The school is also known for its English as a Second Language classes and its sports and arts programs. For more information, call Renaissance Academy at 626-765-9358 or visit