RIDGEWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MISSION:
Ridgeway Elementary School nurtures children’s intellectual, artistic, moral and ethical development by building a caring community guided by the principles and practices of Responsive Classroom.
We understand and support the role of students as active participants in their own learning. We foster literacy development within the balanced literacy approach, and we offer an inquiry-based, hands-on experience in mathematics, science and social studies. We encourage children to develop as critical and creative thinkers in the arts classrooms where they learn to perform and read music on their own and in ensemble. Students grow as unique individuals as they synthesize abstract ideas into original visual art creations. We motivate children to use their bodies in movement as they develop their kinesthetic understanding of the world through athletic and nutritional education. We utilize a variety of resources such as iPads, laptops, interactive white boards, document cameras and desktops as we teach students to become critical thinkers and inclusive citizens of our world.