Ridgewood Preparatory School

201 Pasadena Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001-0700
     Tel: (504)835-2545
Grades: PK - 12 | 332 students
Ridgewood Prep School was founded in 1948 as a college preparatory school- which remains our primary mission.
We offer a challenging curriculum in a comfortable and caring environment that helps students become academically prepared and strong in character.
Ridgewood is organized as a primary school, middle school, and high school -approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI).
We offer a comprehensive guidance program, as well as, age appropriate classes for all grades.
Each grade is advanced one year in English and mathematics.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 332 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Ridgewood Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus, Chemistry, Fine Arts Survey, Physical Science, Physics, Western Civilization, 
Average SAT score 1080
Average ACT score 23
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Boys- folded collar shirt, Girls- modest, No message clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,800
Tuition Notes Tuition averages: Primary school- $5,400; Middle school- $5,800; High school- $6,300 for the year.
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Schenken


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Beta Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Key Club, Library Club, Peer Helpers, School Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Yearbook Band, Beta Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Key Club, Library Club, Peer Helpers, Yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Students,
School Newspaper,
Science Olympiad,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Ridgewood Preparatory School was founded in 1948 as a college preparatory school. Ridgewood is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI). The school is organized as a primary school, middle school, and high school. The school year consists of two semesters, each divided into three grading periods. Ridgewood is a small school with many of the offerings found in larger schools. Our philosophy is to provide a total education to help form the complete individual. Each child's education is provided in a safe and caring environment. Our faculty focuses on fulfillment of goals like growth in intellectual skills; awareness of physical and social environments; deepened appreciation of aesthetics, philosophy, and religion; and responsible participation in home, school, and community. Preparation for occupational choice, usually at the professional level. To promote the development of the total person, Ridgewood offers a comprehensive guidance program under the direction of the guidance counselor. Academic, personal, and college counseling is available and age appropriate classes and programs are conducted for all grades.

Profile last updated: 07/30/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Martin's Episcopal School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Christopher (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Christopher (0.2 miles away)
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