DID YOU KNOW?
- Students develop a strong sense of character through service learning
- Public speaking instills confidence in each child
- A breathtaking 42-acre campus provides an ideal learning environment
- Dedicated teachers guide children to become confident and capable learners
Tuition income covers approximately 81% of the revenue required to provide RA students the experiences and opportunities between the bell. The balance is comprised of income from programs such as summer camp, interest from the school’s modest reserves, and donations to the Annual Fund
Donations to the Annual Fund allow the school to do even more for our students than we could do with tuition alone. Annual Fund growth directly corresponds to growth in the opportunities and resources available to them.
While the Annual Fund is the school’s most important fund-raising priority, in any given year, there may be other initiatives, such as the Grade 8 Patriot Legacy Fund, that families are also offered the opportunity to support.
“For us, it was all about the whole child.” ~ RA Parent
"RA Students are poised and prepared." ~ Phillips Exeter
"RA students are strong leaders, curious, risk-takers" ~ Hotchkiss School
"Students from Ridgefield Academy are academically prepared and have great character." ~ Choate Rosemary Hall
"They are strong, independent, and well prepared." ~ The Ethel Walker School
It’s the small things that they do that make the biggest difference, making the community feel like a family and a second home. For example, recently, my oldest son spent a few days in the hospital for pneumonia and missed several days of school. His teacher understood that I was very uneasy about him returning to class. Despite her busy schedule, she managed to email me a photo of my son and daughter spontaneously hugging as they passed each other in the hall, which is rare, to ease my mind. It's these small, but unforgettable moments that stand out for me and motivate me to continue to help RA be its best for all of our children. ~ Daniell Van Riper P'25, 27, 30