Ridgefield Academy is an independent school that serves children in Preschool - Eight Grade. Dedicated and innovative teachers in small classes nurture students with individual attention and encouragement. Through an emphasis on the whole child and high standards of achievement, Ridgefield Academy strives to help children become thoughtful, independent, and confident learners.<br> <br> RA's curriculum combines the traditional, core subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies with a rich program of music, art, and drama designed to inspire our students and spark their creativity.<br> <br> RA offers a close-knit, caring school community built on a foundation of shared values. In all areas of school life, students model and reinforce the principles of respect, responsibility, fairness, and service to others. From the earliest years, students are given roles of responsibility and reminded of the importance of helping others. Through a variety of community service activities, both within the<br> school community and beyond, our students learn that they can make a positive difference in the world around them.