Ridgewood High School Philosophy
Ridgewood High School endeavors to maintain an educational and social environment that promotes the academic and personal welfare of its students as members of the school, village and global community. The high school recognizes and accepts its responsibility for educating its students to their fullest potential, so that they are prepared to live healthy and productive lives.
Through its diverse and challenging curriculum, its promotion of innovative pedagogical techniques, its support of technology, its cooperation with parents, and especially, its dedicated knowledgeable personnel, Ridgewood High School provides its students with an excellent academic program. The school encourages its students to be independent thinkers and collaborative learners, to express themselves effectively, and to appreciate their own individuality and uniqueness. The school empowers its students to be self-motivated learners, to accumulate knowledge and experience through personal initiative and effort, in order that they remain active learners throughout their lives.
Ridgewood High School recognizes its obligation to its students and society to foster an atmosphere in which students learn social as well as academic skills, an atmosphere in which mutual respect is emphasized among the staff and student body. In the classroom and in the many co-curricular activities that the high school offers, students learn not only to listen to their teachers, coaches, advisors, and peers, but also to share ideas and work together to achieve their goals. They learn that they are part of a larger society, a society in which people must respect one another’s cultures and beliefs.
Ridgewood High School strives to graduate young people who will meet successfully the challenges of the 21st Century.
Ridgewood High School Goals
Ridgewood High School, in partnership with students and parents, strive to: