Why PS - Grade 8

Ridgefield Academy Graduation Ceremony
Ridgefield Academy students are known by high school admission directors for their outstanding academic preparation, confidence, character, and leadership qualities. While many choose to attend public school after RA, two-thirds of our students apply and matriculate to top-tier independent day or boarding schools. Our students consistently enjoy a high rate of admissions (93% and higher) despite an impressive applicant pools of candidates. We take great pride in the exemplary record of leadership, service, and community involvement that our graduates display at their next schools.

"RA students are poised and prepared"
~ Phillips Exeter


Strong students, leaders, curious, risk-takers - great!
~ Hotchkiss School