What's Ridgeline all about?

  • Self-direction. Students are free to explore what inspires, dabble in or master a topic, and take advantage of their unique learning styles. Children learn how to learn and are responsible for their education.

  • Cooperation. Noncompetitive, child-centered classrooms with mixed ages help develop respect and empathy. Community building and conflict resolution are woven into the school day. Adults and students model grace and courtesy to build trust and communication. Students value diverse perspectives.
  • Resilience. Confidence comes from real accomplishments. Teachers help students focus on the satisfaction of work, rather than praise. Children find creative solutions to challenges. They learn from disappointments and develop flexibility, balance, and self-reliance.
  • Academic excellence. Starting with hands-on tools, students move through materials at their own pace in a prepared Montessori environment. Curiosity fuels work; teachers remain in the background to guide.

What do our students think about school? 

"School is incredibly fun. You also get a sense of freedom."  —Devin, age 9

"I like that I don't have to sit at a desk all day. I can choose the materials I want to use. And I get to learn about atoms, biomes, and all kinds of science."  —Joel, age 7

"Our teachers here are really awesome. We learn how to be good people from them."  —Jacob, age 13

"Ridgeline is a place where you can learn at your own pace in a way that suits you best. Some people learn by writing it down, and some people learn by memorizing or singing." —Celeste, age 12

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  • eNews 2-20-2020 Fundraising update - Thank you Ridgeline donors!  Here is an update as of February 19, 2020. Goal: $100,000Raised to date: $$44,855.02Remaining amount to raise: $55,144 ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 12:27 PM by Cynthia Friedman
  • Game Night is TONIGHT! - Join us Friday, February 21st 6-8 p.m. for a fun filled evening of old school board game play. Bring your favorite game to share, stop by the paper ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 12:26 PM by Cynthia Friedman
  • Food Cart & Coffee Cart for Board Game Night - No time for dinner before coming to Board Game Night? No problem, The Dipper food cart and Kaimana Coffee will be in the parking lot. The Dipper offers French dips ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 12:25 PM by Cynthia Friedman
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