OPEN HOUSE events AT RIDGEFIELD ACADEMY

At Ridgefield Academy, imaginations flourish and academic excellence takes root. We invite you to visit our campus to learn how your child can be encouraged and challenged to expand the boundaries of their capabilities at Ridgefield Academy.

K - GRADE 8
JANUARY 16, 2020
8:45AM UNTIL 11AM

Explore a day in the life of an RA student! Visit multiple classes, meet our teachers and administrators, hear from students in each of our divisions, and learn about what lies ahead for your child in Lower, Middle, or Upper School.

 

"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

 

MISSION
The Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. Our educational program is intellectually inspiring, and we foster joyful learning and mutual respect in all that we do. We empower each student to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity.

ACADEMICS
Our curriculum combines the core subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies with a rich program of music, art, drama, media arts, and world language designed to empower and inspire our students.

Through our emphasis on the whole child and our high standards of achievement, we strive to help children become thoughtful, skilled, independent, and confident learners prepared to enter an ever-changing global world.

THE CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING & LEARNING
RA's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning ensures that our program is cutting-edge and forward-thinking, is informed by the latest research, and continues to find new ways for students to have defining and unique experiences. The Center's work ranges from developing a modern technology curriculum to creating new ways of evaluating student work, all while supporting students - and teachers - in the learning process. The Center has three areas of focus: Curriculum design, learning support and enrichment, and continual teacher growth. It is at the heart of the RA experience.

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Strong emphasis on communication and language arts - Harkness Method • Public Speaking • Leadership training • Laboratory-based science • Accelerated math program available (through Geometry) • Service learning Character development • Preschool - Grade 8: SmartBoard technology • Athletic competition Student-student buddy program • Instrumental/ choral music program
Community events: Fall Family Day, Grandparent-Special Friends Day, Concerts, etc.

CAMPUS FACILITIES
42 scenic acres • Turf field and practice field • Turner Hall theater • Hope Hall (music & drama) Library/Little Bridge media arts center • The Bridge: 6,000 sq. foot film & media arts center • Full gymnasium • 3 playgrounds • Sports court • 3 science labs • Kitchen laboratory • Organic garden • Summit & Annex Buildings: 88,000 square feet

ACCREDITATION & AFFILIATION
CAIS: Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

NAIS: National Association of Independent Schools

NAEYC: National Association For the Education of Young Children

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