Our Marketing and Communications department teamed with Overabove last year to conduct research to illuminate our true essence and core values. We are pleased with the results as they pinpoint the brand DNA of our school.
Meet Tom Main, Head of School
Head of School Tom Main
Ridgefield Academy is an academic community of great warmth, depth, and substance. Our students are at the heart of everything that we do, and we understand the important role that each of us plays in the growth of your child. RA students work with purpose, develop critical thinking skills, support their classmates, prepare diligently for the next stage of their education (and beyond), and genuinely enjoy the experience of learning. I strongly believe that education should be challenging, engaging, and fun. At RA, it is! I encourage you to visit our Mission and Philosophy to learn more about what resides at the core of our school.
As helpful as it might be, our website can only give you a small sense of what RA is all about. I encourage you to visit our school. Meet our teachers, watch a classroom in action, see our students in the hallways, at lunch, in an art room, or at PE. Feel the energy and enthusiasm they bring to all that they do. The strength of our programs and the culture of kindness in our community is vibrant, and you will feel it best when visiting our campus.
At RA, each child matters, each and every day. Come and see for yourself.
Head of School
I wanted to share with you some reading that the faculty, staff, and senior administration did this summer. As you know, we are serious about our professional growth and development. We want to learn and grow constantly, and model a genuine growth mindset. As the world does not stand still, the profession of education does not stand still, and so we embrace our role as lifelong learners.
As children grow in a world filled with technology, it is more important than ever to nurture kindness in our children and to encourage their natural leadership and problem-solving abilities.