Ridgefield Academy

223 West Mountain Rd,
Ridgefield, CT, 06877-0688
     Tel: (203)894-1800
Grades: NS - 8 | 244 students
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 244 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Ridgefield Academy Students 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: 27,275-31,050
Admissions Director David Suter
Admissions Associate Julie Alzapiedi


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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wooster School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Maimonides Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Maimonides Academy (1.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
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!
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