Kolani wins RVNA Spelling Bee

Basil Kolani of Ridgefield Academy won the eighth annual RVNA Spelling Bee in the 16th round with a 10-letter noun of Latin derivation, laureation. Kolani is founding director of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Ridgefield Academy. The annual spelling bee included contestants from 15 local organizations and businesses. From “cumulonimbus” and “millennium” to “bradycardia” and “niveous,” the … read more

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Science teacher prepares for Tanzania trip

Mac Rand is about to embark on a spring break that he’ll never forget. The Ridgefield Academy science teacher departs for Tanzania Friday, March 8, where he will spend a week climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. “There’s one woman who’s doing the climb with me who’s recovering from lymphoma,” said … read more

California wildfires: Ridgefield Academy basketball teams help aid Paradise High School

Ridgefield Academy’s annual Patriot Pride Night, an event that celebrates friendly athletic competition between the RA girls and boys basketball teams and the local Ridgefield Basketball Association teams, helped support victims of the 2018 California wildfires. Proceeds from this year’s Ridgefield Academy’s Patriot Pride Night went to benefit the varsity boys’ basketball team at Paradise High School in Paradise, Calif. Through … read more

Ridgefield Academy students shine in WordMasters Challenge

Several students representing Ridgefield Academy recently received a perfect score in the first of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge, fourth grader Marilyn Sommerville and eight graders Julia Brennan and Annie Suter each earned a perfect score of 20 on the … read more

Ridgefield Academy to host fall open house Saturday

Ridgefield Academy will host its Fall Open House Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents and children (ages 4 to 11) are invited to create together and build and play in the school’s “Tinker Lab,” where they can construct and engage in robotics and Lego challenges, discover the science of food, explore a variety of instruments used in … read more

Take-A-Look Tuesdays: Ridgefield Academy introduces program for interested parents

Ridgefield Academy is introducing Take-A-Look Tuesdays for families interested in learning more about our engaging program.  On your visit, you will hear from Head of School Tom Main about the benefits of RA’s Preschool through Grade 8 education, experience our dynamic classrooms in action, tour our beautiful campus and see firsthand how our talented faculty are committed to inspire a … read more

Ridgefield Academy welcomes back Patriots for 45th school year

Upper School students led the welcome cheer as students arrived on the Ridgefield Academy campus last Tuesday, Sept. 4 for the start of the 2018-19 school year. Over 530 students comprise Landmark Preschool and Ridgefield Academy across four campuses, with 50 new faces at the Ridgefield campus alone. One of those new faces is Head of School Tom Main, who … read more

36 players, three levels: RidgeCon ‘mega game’ hopes to preserve knowledge

The Ridgefield Library has had mystery nights before but none quite as big as this year’s RidgeCon After Dark’s “Blackout” — a three-story mega game that sets 36 players off to preserve the information that would be most valuable to humanity should the world descend into chaos and anarchy. “The idea going into RidgeCon After Dark was how big can … read more

Ridgefield Academy prepares to say goodbye to Jim Heus

After nearly two decades of service, Ridgefield Academy will say farewell to its longtime Head of School Jim Heus next month. The entire RA community rallied around Heus and his family this past weekend to celebrate both his achievements and dedication to the school. Approximately 250 guests comprising of current and past parents, alumni, faculty, students and friends gathered on … read more

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