David Schwartz reflects on his years at Ridgefield Academy and how they prepared him for the road ahead.
By Design, Not Default
"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."
The strong foundation built in these early years creates a lifelong love of learning, a drive for academic excellence, and fosters a culture of kindness. We believe that students benefit greatly from a curriculum and community that is designed specifically for the learning needs of children and early adolescents. With a strong start at RA, students go on to be successful learners and confident citizens. Ridgefield Academy graduates continue on to leading secondary schools where they are consistently recognized as capable, motivated leaders.
RA students are encouraged to find their true voice, empowered to advocate for themselves, and motivated to engage in the culture of their school and their community.
Ridgefield Academy has long since understood the intrinsic value of strong communication skills and confident public speaking.