Upcoming Admission Events

While you will want to explore our website and learn more about our school’s story, in order to best understand the value of an RA education and have any questions you might have answered, we encourage you to  request a visit - either in-person or online. Additionally, we also invite you to register for one of our virtual open houses. These informal sessions will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our unique programs and educational philosophy.

VIRTUAL TAKE A LOOK TUESDAYS

Join Admissions Director Dave Suter online at 9:30AM for an informal online visit where you can learn more about our school in an innovative and engaging way. These events will last approximately 30 minutes.

Upcoming Dates:
April 13 | Faculty Panel

May 4 | Landmark Preschool | 2:00PM

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INDIVIDUAL VIRTUAL/IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS

Our admissions office is happy to schedule an in-person or online meeting with you to learn more about your family, understand your approach to learning, and discuss any questions you may have. You can complete an inquiry form here, and we will call you to arrange a convenient time. You may also contact Director of Admission, Dave Suter by email or by phone at 203.894.1800 x112.

We also invite you watch previously recorded virtual events below.

4.21.20

Head of Middle & Upper School Clinton Howarth and Head of Preschool & Lower School Alison O'Callaghan give prospective families insight into what makes RA the premier K-8 independent option in our are and discuss the importance of culture, community, and connection in the all-important elementary and middle school years.

Original Air Date: April 21, 2020

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5.5.20

Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Basil Kolani discusses how The Center underpins our collective efforts to provide an innovative, 21st century education that will mold our students into lifelong learners with the ability to collaborate and adapt in an increasingly dynamic and global workplace.

Original Air Date: May 5, 2020

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5.12.20

Head of School Tom Main and Admissions Director Dave Suter give prospective families an overview of Ridgefield Academy’s expert faculty, focus on academic excellence, welcoming community, and talk about the unique benefits of a Kindergarten-Grade 8 independent school experience.

Original Air Date: May 12, 2020

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5.19.20

Meet and chat with RA parents Kaye Hale and Lynne Geaney. They discuss how independent schools are different from local public schools and what makes RA special, how RA builds culture, community, and connection, and what parent involvement looks like at RA.

Original Air Date: May 19, 2020

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9.22.20

Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Basil Kolani returns to discuss how The Center helped Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool teachers pivot last spring to an all-remote teaching platform and more importantly, prepare over the summer for both an in-person and parallel remote teaching and learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year.  Spoiler Alert: The results have been overwhelmingly positive!

Original Air Date: September 22, 2020

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10.6.20

Longtime RA parents Kristin McGuinness and Stephanie Luedke spend time discussing their experiences at the school, covering every age from preschool through upper school. They discuss how independent schools are different from local public schools and what makes RA special, how RA builds culture, community, and connection, and what parent involvement looks like at RA, whether through the parents association or the board of trustees.

Original Air Date: October 6, 2020

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10.20.20

Ridgefield Academy alums Andersson Perry '15 and Amy Rowland '11 speak to the impact of an RA education on their post-RA lives, what impact the program, people, and culture had on their lives, and reflect on their favorite memories. Ridgefield Academy’s expert faculty, focus on academic excellence, welcoming community, and whole child focus reveal the unique benefits of a Kindergarten-Grade 8 independent school experience.

Original Air Date: October 20, 2020

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11.10.20

Middle and Upper School Division Head Clinton Howarth spends time discussing how the high school placement process works at RA.  He answers the how, when, and why of RA students selecting their high schools, shares the success rates of RA graduates over the years, and discusses how the K-8 model best prepares students to find the right 'fit' for their high school years.

Original air date: November 10, 2020

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12.15.20

Preschool & Lower School Division Head Alison O’Callaghan joins Dave Suter to talk about the critical role of Kindergarten and how RA's unique  program is poised to deliver in any learning scenario.

Original Air Date: December 15, 2020

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1.12.21

Head of Preschool and Lower School Alison O’Callaghan and Dave Suter speak with a student panel representing the elementary years giving prospective parents an opportunity to learn from students themselves why RA is so unique and special.

Original Air Date: January 12, 2021

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"The strengths of RA's program can be found on many different levels. I think it is the school's overall approach to curriculum development. Interweaving meaningful literature with verbal and artistic expression; expanding a history unit to include culture, art and science along with the core topic; relating Latin roots to English and foreign language vocabulary are all examples of how RA educates rather than teaches. From the first moment you meet the teaching staff, you realize they are there because they love to educate students."

~ RA Parent

 

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