Ridgefield Academy

Innovative Teaching. Exceptional Education. Always Connected.
Learn why Ridgefield Academy is the #1 choice for K-8 Education.


"Ridgefield Academy prepared me very well for high school at Greens Farms Academy - both in the classroom and on the field. I was able to take the advanced math class Algebra 2 as a freshman as well as Biology Honors. Señora Brooks prepared me very well for conversational Spanish that allowed me to fit right in with my Honors Spanish class."

~ RA Alumnus



"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


Why Ridgefield Academy?

  • Students and parents benefit tremendously from our unique K-8 school model.
  • A recognition of the lifelong value in cultivating strong public speaking skills
  • A focus on service learning and what it means to belong to a global community
  • Innovative and engaging spaces - both in the classroom and across our 42 acres
  • Graduates enjoy more than a 90% success rate when applying to their first or second choice of secondary schools
  • Experienced faculty that have a passion for excellence and inspiring life-long learners

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Learn More About Ridgefield Academy

From Recent Virtual Open Houses...


Guests: Head of Middle & Upper School Clinton Howarth and Head of Preschool & Lower School Alison O'Callaghan

Original Air Date: April 21, 2020


Guest: Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Basil Kolani

Original Air Date: May 5, 2020


Guest: Head of School Tom Main

Original Air Date: May 12, 2020


Guests: RA Parents Kaye Hale and Lynne Geaney

Original Air Date: May 19, 2020

From Our Students...

From a Parent...


"The development of character, the preparedness for choices, the values that will allow young adults to stand tall when there’s a really difficult choice in front of them."


"This is a community where parent involvement and participation is required and the more we get the more special this place is, both for the children and the parents."