• Ridgedale School


    Ridgedale School About Us

    Located beside the grassy hills of Ridgedale Park, Ridgedale School provides students in our area the opportunity to acquire a first class education in a structured, wholesome environment. Every year, educators looking for a great challenge choose Ridgedale as their destination school.

    Mission Statement 

    Ridgedale School will provide a safe, consistent environment with a structured plan for each students's personal success.

    Program Descriptions


    Middle School Alternative

    The Middle School Alternative Program provides an opportunity for students in grades 6th through 8th to continue their education during a long-term suspension from their base school. Students are provided instruction in all content areas, reading and math intervention and students who have IEPs are provided individual programming based on their individual needs. 


    Special Day School Program

    The Special Day School Program provides educational services for students, ages 5 through 22, who are eligible for special education services or may be suspected of having a disability under IDEA. Each student's IEP team determined their educational needs can best be met in a highly structured environment with a low student to staff ratio so that students' intensive needs can be addressed in a safe environment.  

    Our Philosophy

    At Ridgedale, we believe that ALL students deserve a rigorous, engaging academic program complete with social / emotional support that prepares them to re-enter the traditional school setting.  We seek to meet the needs of the whole child and to advance student academics and success in school through effective use of research based strategies, technology, and access to the general education curriculum.  Additionally, we utilize Positive Behavior Supports, Restorative Practices and Trauma Informed Practices to foster supportive relationships in a safe, caring, and academically appropriate environment.