The mission of Ridgefield Academy is to educate and encourage students to become knowledgeable, independent thinkers who are passionate about learning and embrace new challenges with confidence and enthusiasm. We maintain high academic standards and emphasize the importance of responsibility, respect, and service to others in all areas of school life. We strive to be an inclusive, diverse and close-knit community where our students are valued, supported and inspired to excel.
Philosophy and Culture
Ridgefield Academy is committed to academic excellence and the individual growth of each of our students. We offer a broad-based, challenging curriculum enhanced by a wide variety of extracurricular activities in athletics, the arts and community service. While our curriculum is grounded in fundamentals, various teaching methods are used throughout the school to engage students in the learning process and stimulate critical thinking. Learning at all levels encompasses rigor and innovation, structure and creativity, individual effort and teamwork. Most importantly, our talented teachers touch the hearts and minds of their students, inspiring determined effort, sound judgment and a joy of discovery that endures.
Above all else, Ridgefield Academy is a warm and supportive community defined by close, caring relationships and a strong partnership between school and home. We believe each child’s success is a shared responsibility and encourage the active involvement of parents. Working together, we share aspirations, values, enthusiasm and pride. With the right balance of challenge, individual attention, and support, Ridgefield Academy students gain the knowledge and confidence to go forward and lead lives filled with promise.
Originally founded in Georgetown, CT in 1975, Ridgefield Academy has been known for academic excellence and a strong commitment to character education. We are a child-centric school, blending an academic curriculum that covers the core branches of knowledge with a broad and stimulating variety of enrichment activities, all in a close-knit, supportive learning environment.
In 1999, we moved to our current location in Ridgefield, CT. This scenic campus offers an attractive setting for learning and beautiful outdoor spaces for playgrounds and athletic fields. Like all strong schools, we continue to evolve. We regularly review our curriculum and programs, as well as the latest research on how children learn, to ensure that we help each student maximize his or her innate ability. Having completed the acquisition of the 42-acre campus in June 2005, we will continue to expand and enhance our facilities and programs.