Statement of Philosophy

  • The Ridge Hill School welcomes families of all faiths, creeds, ethnic origin, marital status or disability to its programs. The programs of the School arise from a common desire for excellence in meeting the needs of children and their families for nurturing, growth and development, relationships and understanding.

    While the Ridge Hill School operates programs which are individual in their goals and objectives, each program forms its specific aims within the context of these principals.

    The Ridge Hill School encourages children to choose freely from a wide range of play and learning experiences, and in doing so, help them to recgonize, understand and express their own emotions as well as to sympathize with the emotions of others.

    We believe…

    • That the home is the most important factor in a child’s development. We will always strive to support and complement the family in order to promote the healthy development of children and parents.
    • That the dignity and worth of each child and family is important
    • That loving, trusting and respecting each child makes that child capable of loving, trusting and respecting others.
    • That each child should be helped to have a positive self-image
    • That it is important to meet each child’s needs for physical, social,emotional and intellectual growth
    • That the needs of children change as they grow
    • That programs must respond in content and structure by using the best techniques in human development
    • That children deserve a nurturing, safe and happy environment which promotes their natural curiosity and desire to learn
    • That children deserve to have teachers who are capable and caring and whose values enable them to be excellent role models Children will be accepted regardless of race, creed, national origin, sex, marital status or religion.