It is a privilege to be the principal of Ridgewood Elementary School. We are a strong community school with a staff that prides itself in meeting the needs of the whole child while preparing for the challenges of the 21st century. Ridgewood is an IB Primary Years Programme World School. As an authorized Primary Years Programme School we embrace the IB mission statement:
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
We believe our work with the International Baccalaureate Organization prepares our students for college and career readiness.