Lifelong Learners RA/LP offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Faculty and staff attend both local and national conferences. Annually, RA/LP awards a Faculty Enrichment Grant which supports the creative endeavors, travel, personal, or professional interests of faculty. Read about the most recent recipient of the grant here.
Career Opportunities at RA | LP
Ridgefield Academy is a private co-ed day school in Ridgefield, CT educating students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our Landmark Preschools have programs for children ages one through five on three campuses - Ridgefield, Westport, and Bedford, NY. The RA/LP community celebrates childhood, pursues excellence, and cultivates kindness. An intellectually inspiring educational program fosters joyful learning and mutual respect. Each student is empowered to rise to their authentic self, preparing confident graduates who shape their future with ingenuity and integrity.
Ridgefield Academy/Landmark Preschool is a warm and supportive community defined by close, caring relationships and a strong partnership between school and home. Employees at Ridgefield Academy are able to take advantage of the connected community culture and are celebrated for being their authentic selves.
Hear From A Teacher...
World Language Teacher Jessica Brooks speaks about the surprising impact the RA Community has had on her - and her entire family.
Do you coach athletics, teach yoga, or bake in your spare time? Are you involved in a theater or arts program? RA/LP faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their talents and interests to the community. Faculty and staff have opportunities for additional compensation through teaching electives, coaching athletics, leading enrichment clubs, and serving as summer camp counselors.
In small classroom settings and during many spirited school-wide events, RA/LP faculty and staff are immediately welcomed into a close-knit, connected community. What is the first year at RA like? Read a faculty interview here.
With Landmark Preschool campuses in Ridgefield, Westport, and Bedford, NY, flexible employment opportunities are available. RA/LP believes in growth and development, allowing for movement to other positions between our three campuses.
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Ridgefield Academy/Landmark Preschool is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws.
RA/LP is constantly reassessing and improving the benefits offered to employees and their families, including: employer match on our 403(b) retirement plan, adding PTO time for faculty, and better medical, dental, and vision benefits with no additional cost to employees. While school is in session, all faculty and staff enjoy a free, delicious lunch prepared daily by the Dining Services team.
~ Kristeen Chickering, Landmark 4s
~ Jessica Brooks, Middle and Upper School Spanish teacher & Service Learning Coordinator
~ Clinton Howarth, Head of Middle and Upper School
Ridgefield Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.