Grades: 9 - 12 | 49 students
Originally founded in Georgetown, CT in 1975, Ridgefield Academy has been known for academic excellence and a strong commitment to character education. We are a child-centric school, blending an academic curriculum that covers the core branches of knowledge with a broad and stimulating variety of enrichment activities, all in a close-knit, supportive learning environment. 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. 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. Our comprehensive curriculum is balanced to enable students to discover their strengths and make the most of their talents within the school community and beyond. Flexibility, versatility and confidence are crucial to future success in a world defined by rapid change and evolution. Our children need to learn basic skills and how to adapt and enhance those skills. At Ridgefield Academy excellence is inspired, not forced.