My school is a family away from home. This is a community that has the common interest of providing a fantastic environment for learning for our kids as well as a wonderful environment for families to come together! This is a school where children collaborate as part of the learning process and learn far more than what is usually part of a typical curriculum. Here they learn to love learning and how to be fulfilled members of a larger community.
This is the school where my children learned to love learning! The skills they learned at LRS have been the bedrock of the remainder of my children's educational experiences since leaving Long Ridge. Thank you, LRS!
Our two children attend Long Ridge School (7 years but who is counting)! They learn in very different ways and at different rates yet each child has grown dramatically, learned a lot and grown in confidence. This result, no doubt is testimony to the school's successful approach in treating each child as unique and valued for his or her ideas and talents. We could not be happier parents given the terrific faculty and staff at Long Ridge and an engaged community of parents.
Our family has been at the Long Ridge School for ten years. The teachers are outstanding--each one of them works hard to "get" each child, and treat each child with respect and understanding. My daughter graduated Long Ridge three years ago and has been extremely prepared for the academic and social challenges of middle school. I can't say enough about this wonderful school, and how glad I am that we discovered it.
Our family feels extremely fortunate to have found LRS for our son. The students at LRS thrive and truly love going to school. I am impressed with the commitment the faculty and staff show towards the students. Everything is focused to help the students prepare for the future both academically and emotionally.
My son loves the Long Ridge School. He looks forward to going to school every day. He is challenged, never bored, and happy to be in an environment that encourages respect and kindness. Long Ridge is not just a school, it is a foundation for a great future of learning!
Our two children graduated from The Long Ridge School and were fully prepared for their middle and high school education. Their love of learning can be traced to Long Ridge and its teachers and would happily go back if they could.
I am a parent of three who all attend The Long Ridge School. Like many I was unsure about where to send my children when I first began to research primary education and was overwhelmed with the options. I couldn't be happier with the decision to send my family to LRS. The positive environment, the educational philosophy that children learn best in small, caring, and challenging environments really works. All three of my children have different personalities, strengths and weaknesses and each has flourished based on the personal attention received. The ability to identify and strengthen challenging areas while motivating and developing strengths is inspiring to witness. I was public school educated through high school and always believed that because I did well and was successful that public school would be fine. After participating and learning about the latest in educational data and trends and observing how my children have flourished I truly believe in the LRS model. I would highly recommend parents consider sending their children to this wonderful school and visit the open house our request a tour to learn first hand.
My son is close to completing his 3rd year at LRS and I couldn't be happier with the quality of education he has received and the loving environment he is a part of every day. We LOVE LRS!!!
I visited 10 schools before choosing Long Ridge for my daughter. I drive 25 minutes to bring her to school, and every morning when my daughter enters the classroom I am reminded that Long Ridge is exceptional and worth it! This is an incredibly creative and nurturing environment that promotes critical, independent thinking. The children thrive here in a family like atmosphere with gentle, clear guidance from faculty.
The Long Ridge School provides children with the environment to not only learn, but also learn how they learn best and what areas need improvement. It allows children to become the best person they can be and have confidence in who that person is. In a world that is so busy, competitive and hectic LRS has taught my children that the people they are truly competing with are themselves. In doing so my children will not only graduate with an excellent academic background but with the character and confidence to succeed regardless of where and what they do in the future.
The teachers at Long Ridge seem to be challenged by the administration. If you have a child who fits into the mold than you'll be more than welcome. Ours wasn't and after a short time we were asked to not allow our child to return. A five year old doesn't necessarily have a filter however I thought parents might. He wasn't challenged but was bored. After having him removed from the school he is now doing brilliantly in public school. I wouldn't waste the money on this one.
The quality and experience of the teaching staff is unsurpassed. My kids got a terrific foundation at Long Ridge and have gone on to very successful careers.
I am a parent of 2 Long Ridge School graduates. Both of my children attended the school from the age of 2 and recently graduated in the 5th grade. I feel so fortunate to have been able to give my children this educational experience. They have both gone on to another private school for middle school and are flourishing, both academically and socially. At Long Ridge, my children were nurtured, encouraged, educated and loved and as a result they are totally confident in who they are as students and as kind, respectful, and articulate young men. I cannot thank the school enough!
After being accepted to five different schools, we chose LRS for our son--I couldn't be happier. Following a less than impressive experience at another private nursery school, it is such a thrill to see my son jump out of bed and WANT to go to school every morning and be excited about what they are going to do that day. He is a bright little scientist but is also very shy. He really came into his own this year. As you would expect in all private schools, the academics are challenging and advanced and there are lots of 'extras', but the teachers are also concerned about what kind of person he is becoming. His confidence, enthusiasm, and creativity have exploded this year---I attribute it to his teachers and the small-school atmosphere that makes him feel comfortable. He said to me, 'Everyone at school knows who I am!'
Though my children have long since graduated (both are now in college) I am thankful for the solid preparation they received at Long Ridge. Classes are small and the teachers are attuned to and familiar with the different needs of each child so can use developmentally appropriate materials and techniques. The school emphasizes independent thought, the joy of learning, and critical thinking - all of which are important skills throughout life. The integrated curriculum helps students see the connections between different areas of study, and specialists in science, art, music, and Spanish complement the work of the classroom teachers. My children loved going to school each day. All in all a wonderful experience!
The Long Ridge School provides a wonderful education for children that thrive in an informal loosely structured environment. The music program is especially strong, with children learning to play recorder, dulcimer and handbells. The integrated curriculum ties together activities with music being about what is being studied. The dulcimers are even made by the students. Parents are very involved with the school, and if you don't know most of the parents by their first name, you are likely to know them at least by the first name of their students.
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