Who We Are


There is something special about Ridgefield Academy. Dedicated and innovative teachers in small classes nurture our students with individual attention and encouragement. Through our emphasis on the whole child and our high standards of achievement, we strive to help children, from preschool through middle school, become thoughtful, independent, and confident learners. We foster the natural curiosity of our students and seek to develop in them a love of learning that will unleash their future.

Our curriculum combines the traditional, core subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies with a rich program of music, art, and drama designed to inspire our students and spark their creativity. Through our physical education and athletic programs, we promote health and fitness, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Our commitment to technology includes computers in every classroom from pre-school through middle school, where students begin by learning basic skills and programs, and teachers steadily integrate technology into the curriculum where appropriate.

Building a close-knit, caring school community has always been an important priority at Ridgefield Academy. Over the years, we have developed special programs and school traditions that foster close relationships and connect students, teachers, and parents. RA is a school community built on a solid foundation of shared values. In all areas of school life, we model and reinforce the principles of respect, responsibility, fairness, and service to others. From the earliest years, students are given roles of responsibility and reminded of the importance of helping others. Through a variety of community service activities, both within the school community and beyond, our students learn that they can make a positive difference in the world around them.