Ridgefield Academy

223 West Mountain Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877-0688
Tel: (203)894-1800
Grades: NS-8 | 294 students
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Middle and Upper School classes take place in the historic Lynch House.
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Middle and Upper School classes take place in the historic Lynch House.
Individualized teaching instruction in a challenging and supportive environment allows our students to take risks, question the world around them, and become strong, independent thinkers.
The Bridge is Ridgefield Academy's high-tech digital arts facility. Projects in The Bridge are designed to be cross-curricular and work in coordination with history, science, literature and world language lessons. A computer lab offers students programs including Photoshop, Garageband, and Final Cut Pro.
Our physical education and competitive athletics programs promote fitness, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Students in grades 6 - 8 are required to participate in one of our many sports offerings each of the three seasons.
Our preschool, Landmark Preschool, offers a highly successful full-day program for 2 - 4 year old children. Our preschool teachers provide differentiated learning strategies to best meet each child's needs.
The Summit Building is home to Landmark Preschool (ages 2 - 4 ) and our Lower School (Kindergarten - grade 3).
Innovation Lab is Ridgefield Academy's hands-on, creative approach to teaching STEM subjects. Incorporated into the science curriculum as a weekly class, Innovation Lab provides an opportunity for students to learn how machines operate, design their own technology projects, and explore the fundamentals of computer coding.
Our state-of-the-art Kitchen Lab allows students to explore math, science, and nutrition through the art of cooking.
Ridgefield Academy's visual and performing arts curriculum encourages students to express their creativity and stretch their imaginations in a wide variety of activities designed to build confidence and promote personal growth and discovery.
Our 42 acre campus offers some of the best views in Fairfield and Westchester Counties! Our faculty use these spectacular grounds as an extension of their classroom.
Ridgefield Academy is a co-educational, independent day school for students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade.
The mission of Ridgefield Academy is to educate and encourage students to become knowledgeable, independent thinkers who are passionate about learning and embrace new challenges with confidence and enthusiasm. We maintain high academic standards and emphasize the importance of responsibility, respect, and service to others in all areas of school life.
We strive to be an inclusive, diverse and close-knit community where our students are valued, supported and inspired to excel.
Ridgefield Academy empowers every child to realize his or her full potential by bringing together academic excellence, innovative programming and a diverse, supportive community.
Thanks to talented teachers and small class sizes, we can take teaching out of the textbooks and bring lessons to life with memorable experiences. When children learn by doing, they care more, remember more and are empowered to achieve more.
The result? Students who are motivated, joyful and engaged in their learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1975

Student Body

Total Students 294 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Ridgefield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size 15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(khaki, white and navy)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Range: 24,000-35,000
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $13,791
Admissions Director David Suter
Admissions Associate Julie Alzapiedi

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arts, Athletics, STEM, cooking, etc. Arts, Athletics, STEM, cooking, etc.,

School Notes

  • From the earliest days of preschool to the final days of eighth grade, our school community is defined by close, caring relationships, solid values, and a strong partnership between home and school. Beyond academic achievement, these are the qualities that make a Ridgefield Academy education so valuable.At Ridgefield Academy, our central goal is to help students gain the knowledge, skills, strength of character, and confidence to go forward and lead lives filled with promise. We believe this is the essence of a good education, and it is what matters the most.
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School Reviews

Ridgefield Academy reaches every student at his or her level and offers an integrated curriculum that fosters critical thinking skills, collaboration, and public speaking. The teachers are caring and supportive, and the culture is wonderfully warm. What a great place for a child to develop not only great skills, but confidence!! So happy we found RA!
- Posted by Parent, 02/17/13

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $11,670 for elementary schools and $21,073 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).