Ridgewood School is an excellent private school for those looking for a close-knit and family-like school. The academic standards at Ridgewood are outstanding, particularly in math, social studies, music, and art.
I have been atending ridgewood for 6 years my time here has been great! they have a wide veriety of extra curricular activities such as chess club science olmpiad skating ect.
The family support at Ridgewood School is what makes our school so special. Students come to school prepared to learn. Small class sise and a safe enviroment sets Ridgewood apart from all the rest. It is a wonderful beginning for students.
We have had one child attend Ridgewood from Kindergarten to 8th grade and would not consider another school in the area. An excellent curriculum; a qualified, capable, compassionate, and challenging faculty; and the partnership that is fostered between parents and teachers and students and teachers creates an overwhelmingly positive environment for students to thrive and advance. Our second child is currently at the school and we feel the same now that we did with our first child. There is no better, safer, more intellectually stimulating school in our area.
Excellent. Best school inarea. Great teachers and conducive atmosphere.
Ridgewood provides an excellent environmet for children to reach their potential. With great teachers, small class sizes and an excellent administration, Ridgewood stands out above all the rest.
My children have been attending Ridgewood for a few years. I have seen a change over in staff that caused some turmoil in the school. I believe change can be a good thing. This school is just awesome! My children love it and so do I. The winter play put on by the upper level students is better than anything you will ever see at a high school. The great thing about it is students participating probably never would get the chance to do this in a public school. At Ridgewood, they can really be themselves without fear of anyone making fun of them. Ridgewood offers far more than just a great curriculum and small class room sizes. At this school, your child really has a chance to develop, to broaden his or her horizon by trying different things like acting or singing in front of everyone.
At Ridgewood, my children have had a chance to grow, excel and be accepted in a safe and academically challenging learning environment. The small class sizes have allowed them more one on one time with teachers and a chance to participate and shine in activities that maybe only a few could participate in larger schools. I know when my children graduate from Ridgewood they will be very prepared for highschool.
It is the best school available in Clark County. It has excellent academic and extra-curricular activities. The emphasis is on the total development of children.
Ridgewood provides an outstanding learning environment with caring teachers and staff. The classroom size allows for more personal attention to the invividual needs of each student. The experience has been so positive that our children love going to school everyday!
Very good school. High academic standards. Family like atmosphere. Small class size-17 pupils max. Soft on discipline, but usually not needed with the type of student that attends.
Ridgewood is the oldest private elementary day school in Ohio. The teachers are dedicated and the classes are quite small. The children are in an a special place that is conducive to learning. The parents are really involved with the school. A number of children have gone on to very selective schools all over the country. The Ridgewood graduates are at the very top of the local high schools too. Given the situation with the local public schools, some Ridgewood classes are full. There is an emphasis on writing and speaking which serves the students well the rest of their academic careers. Ridgewood is not for everyone, but for those children and their parents who really understand the value of education and who are willing to work hard, Ridgewood is the stepping stone to excellence.
The quality of the academic programs at Ridgewood are above and beyond any other programs which I have been a part of at other schools. Teachers strive for goals not met by public schools. Music, art, and other programs are on hand for the children which include chess, computer classes, science clubs, and more. I would however like to see sports and other clubs offered to the children. Parents are very involved with our children. Ridgewood is a wonderful environment for children, the parents, and the staff.
Overall superior to the city schools, but academic quality has declined in recent years as some senior staff have left. Strenghts: math, music, science. Other subjects are adequate.
While academic quality is , I believe higher than the city schools, the emphasis on image and competition sometimes impedes genuine learning. Programs remaining strong -- math, science and art. Significant parental involvement is a strength in extracururiculars.
I find it interesting a review of this school would be so negative. There are so many afterschool activities and events that my second grader enjoys from computer to chess club to afterschool gym games. The five star rating is correct. This school is terrific. Every single parent cares about their children's education and it's nice to be surrounded by that. Also, I really enjoy how welcoming the environment is to parents. You are encouraged to attend and be a part of this school. And if you don't have time, it's okay, too. The diversity, both economic and social, makes for a well-rounded child. You will love it here!
This school is the best private school in Springfield. They have a high level of participation in parents and teachers. The teachers are of the highest quality. The programs are unmatched (foreign language for all, starting in 4th grade; also daily science and social studies, hands-on science, biweekly art/music/computer/phys.ed./library for all (even in Kdgtn.); excellence in Science Fairs, Spelling Bees, Geography Bees, Power of the Pen, and Science Olympiad. Ridgewood turns out the top students for all area high schools (including 7 out of the last 10 valedictorians at NHS alone). SAT scores consistently indicate Ridgewood students place well ahead of grade level (grades 1-4 test 2 to 3 years ahead of level and grades 5-8 perform 4 to 5 yrs. ahead of level on average). This school also encourages music and public speaking skills. It is unmatched in Springfield!
The extracurricualar activites are miniscule. The only extracurricualr activites that they have are Science Olympiad. The discipline is miniscule.
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