Summer Reading

Summertime gives us the opportunity to read for pleasure and discover new favorites to add to our collections. At Ridgefield Academy, we believe it is important that our students read over the summer to maintain or surpass the reading skills achieved during the previous school year.

Lower School students are asked to read and be read to as much as possible over the summer. There is a reading log form included in your child's summer packet to keep track of all the books. Please return that form in the fall. There are no required books but we are always full of suggestions! Check out Mrs. Heaslip and Ms. Buchan's suggestions here.

Before entering into Grades 4-8, RA students are required to read at least three (3) books over the course of the summer months. One book is a required reading book that has a brief corresponding assignment that the student should complete prior to the beginning of the new school year. The second book must be selected from the list of books for that grade level. The third book can be any book appropriate for the student and is of their free choosing. Please note, you should select the grade level that your child will be entering for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents and students can download the appropriate reading list below.

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We realize many families plan their schedules in advance of the school term's beginning, so we'd like to offer you a preliminary calendar for the 2018-2019 year.

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