Ridgefield Academy to host Touch-A-Truck event

Ridgefield Academy welcomes children of all ages to its annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, June 1, from 9-11 a.m. Touch-A-Truck is a free event and will feature eight different types of construction and emergency vehicles. All trucks will be open for childen to explore and learn from. For more information, contact David Suter, at 203-894-2800, ext. 112, or dsuter@ridgefieldacademy.org.

Realtors donate raffle proceeds to Ridgefield Social Services

Ridgefield Academy hosted the Ridgefield Board of Realtors’ annual spring meeting in March. Toni Riordan, president of the Ridgefield Board of Realtors (RBOR), welcomed keynote speaker Cindy Butts, CEO of the CT Association of Realtors. Butts updated local realtors on the proposed legislation that potentially could impact homeowners, prospective buyers and sellers and real estate practitioners throughout the state. The … read more

Kilimanjaro climber: Ridgefield Academy teacher recounts visit to Africa

Ridgefield Academy science teacher Mac Rand has run marathons, completed back-to-back Ironmans, and logged 101 miles in one 24-hour period. None of it compares to climbing Kilimanjaro and then getting to visit students from the village of Mungere in Tanzania. “It was everything I hoped for and more,” said Rand, “it exceeded all my expectations … it was the best … read more

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

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