Ridgefield Academy offers comprehensive secondary school admissions counseling to help our students and their families plan for the years after 8th grade. As students enter Upper School (Grades 6, 7 and 8), our Head of School and Head of Upper School lead them through an individualized process designed to consider a wide range of options.
We want RA Grade 8 students and their families to make an informed decision about their future schooling. To help them we provide a step-by-step calendar guide and a directory of schools that includes current admissions contact information as well as data on selection criteria. In addition, we prepare students for school visits and the questions that may be asked of them during interviews. Each eighth grader has a mock interview with his peers and an RA faculty member.
Our students enjoy a 90% success rate for their first and second choice of secondary schools. In the last three years we have placed students at the following independent day and boarding schools.
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