Ridgewood Prep School

  • Ridgewood Prep School is a member of the Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS). Ridgewood Prep School religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%

Academics and Faculty

Advanced CoursesCalculus, Chemistry, Fine Arts Survey, Physical Science, Physics, Western Civilization
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • See http://ridgewoodprep.com/admissions/. 2009 - 2019 Ridgewood Preparatory School. All Rights Reserved.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Orleans
    Grades: NS-12 | 775 students
    3.1 miles
    10125 Jefferson Highway
    New Orleans, LA 70123
    (504) 737-4621
    3.1 NS-12
  • Metairie
    Archbishop Rummel High School
    Archbishop Rummel High School Photo - 2012 Bowling State Champions
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 8-12 | 664 students
    1.2 miles
    1901 Severn Ave
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 834-5592
    1.2 8-12
  • Metairie
    Grades: PK-12 | 330 students
    3.2 miles
    5236 Glendale St
    Metairie, LA 70006
    (504) 887-3507
    3.2 PK-12
  • Metairie
    Grades: PK-12 | 639 students
    1.1 miles
    225 Green Acres Rd.
    Metairie, LA 70003
    (504) 736-9900
    1.1 PK-12
  • Metairie
    Grades: K-12 | 282 students
    1.9 miles
    4828 Utica St
    Metairie, LA 70006
    (504) 885-4700
    1.9 K-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
The very best decision we ever made. My 3 boys had the greatest education possible. My oldest son is a dentist, middle son is an attorney and the youngest is an executive with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. All of that doesn`t happen by chance. I credit Ridgewood for their part in their lives. Thank you Mr Montgomery!Betty
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Our grandson is in kindergarten at Ridgewood and we could not be happier with his progress or the school. There are 17 in his class which allows for individualized attention. I like that the school still has an arts program and music is mandatory in elememtary school. I also like the no uniform policy which allows students to embrace their individuality. The only drawback for us is our grandson is a picky eater and the school does not have a traditional cafeteria that serves food. They can purchase sandwiches, pizza, or hot pockets or bring their lunches. It is a minor inconvenience. We coudn't be happier with Ridgewood and the wonderful faculty and staff at the school.
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Just enrolled my grandson for the fall! Our son graduated from Ridgewood. He went there in elementary school for several years, but one year we put him in a public school for financial reasons. After one year in public school we re-budgeted so we could put him back at Ridgewood! In public school, not only was their curriculum far inferior to Ridgewood, but he also did not get personal attention and was not challenged. Nothing was worth more than a good education for our son so thank goodness we put him back. Ridgewood really is fantastic, it's small enough so kids get personal attention. Talking to the other parents, they say Ridgewood is the best kept secret and they are right. Ridgewood definitely expects and demands the best from their students, in a positive way! The teachers and administration were unbelievable, they personally knew who we were, not just our son, and they made us feel like we were part of one big family. They knew all about our son, his strengths, his character, and his academic performance. We knew he wasn't just a number to them. We were always pleasantly surprised whenever we got calls from teachers and Mr. Montgomery asking for a conference so they could discuss my son's performance. Once all of his teachers met with us at the same time and it was heartwarming to hear each speak specifically about our son, his strengths and weaknesses, and give us guidance to help him succeed in school work and extra-curricular activities. Yes, we made the right decision, our son is very successful, has a strong character, and of course now we are looking forward to our grandson's years at Ridgewood and being back with our "family". Thanks to Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Calix, Jeanne Stropolo, and the entire staff at Ridgewood for everything you do!
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All 3 of my kids graduated from Ridgewood and are very successful as a result I feel. Having small classes and the individualized attention including after school help from teachers makes for a successful student. Ridgewood is a well planned out curriculum that gives kids confidence and tools for a successful future. I liked that the headmaster graduated from Jesuit here in New Orleans and Loyola. He's been there for well over 50 years and that kind of leadership doesn't get any better. I cannot praise this school enough. AM very thankful for what it gave my kids. I HIGHLY recommend.
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My daughter graduated from Ridgewood after attending all 14 years there and my son is a sophomore after starting for pre-k also. I couldn't be happier about the outstanding education they received and how prepared they are for college. The small classes are an advantage that you won't get at any catholic school. My kids have friends from all ethnic backgrounds.
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My daughter is a senior at Ridgewood and is sad to be leaving. She said it's like leaving family. Ridgewood offered a disciplined structure, which children need at home and school, and she genuinely likes her teachers. One thing that has stood out for me as a parent of a student that also attended a public school, is that Ridgewood's teachers, you can tell, genuinely care about their student's progress. They're strict, but not punitive. One of the highlights of the year again this year was the recent International Day, which the students LOVE and which parents get involved in bringing dishes representative of different cultures, etc.. I guess if I had to sum it up, I would say it's offered a very well-rounded education for my daughter and I'm thankful I sent her there.
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I graduated from Ridgewood years ago and sent my daughters there. We all have such fond memories of the time we spent there. My girls enjoyed the band, sports, the football games and the international day festivities. I appreciated the individual attention they got from the faculty. I loved that they were in a school where they did not get lost in the crowd. I would recommend it. Kids will get a top notch education and will definitely be ready for college.
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My three children have attended Ridgewood for seven years and counting. They are receiving a solid education that will prepare them well for college. My daughter just scored 30 on her ACT and is attending State Rally for the second time. The academics are based in classic principals of study which my children have embraced at all levels. There is a strong emphasis on writing - in all subjects - and the ability to articulate your thoughts effectively and persuasively. They have a sense of autonomy and responsibility with their studies. And socially, Ridgewood has helped them develop respect for fellow students (of all races, religions and persuasions) and for themselves as well. The leadership at Ridgewood is second to none.
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