The Montessori model takes advantage of children's innate curiosity and allows each student to learn at his or her own pace, with guidance from teachers. Ridgeline is a fabulous example of a public Montessori education. Its teachers are fired up and dedicated. Students learn much more than the three Rs; they also learn social skills, ethics, independence, and how to navigate the world and follow their bliss. Ridgeline is perfect for kids who don't fit neatly into boxes. If you're wanting your kids to learn to fill in achievement test bubbles and not much else, don't send them here.