Victoria DeFreitas – Director
Following my graduation from Wheelock College in 1991, I began my position as director of Ridge Hill. In 1994 I became the owner of the Ridge Hill School .From my experiences as a teenager taking care of young children, I knew that I wanted a career in Early Childhood Education. In the 20 years since I became owner of Ridge Hill, building a successful Private Early Childhood Program has been a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience.
I am always grateful to the families of Ridge Hill who are truly supportive, caring people fully invested in the education of their children. Each year we develop a strong, open-ended ,developmentally appropriate curriculum that fosters a positive, warm and loving learning environment. The teachers are dedicated professionals who make it their goal to develop strong connections with our families. Each day I find joy in the happy faces of the children I see in the classrooms !
I live in Scituate with my husband, 2 sons and our family pets , Lilly and Roxy. As a family ,we enjoy boating, fishing and loving everything about the coastal town we are fortunate to live in.
“May you walk through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”
Stacey Driscoll – Assistant Director & Kindergarten Teacher
Stacey has been at Ridge Hill since September of 1994 and is the Assistant Director. Stacey received her Associates degree from Quincy College and is working on her Bachelor’s degree. Stacey is an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan and enjoys cheering for her home team. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. Stacey is also EEC certified by the State of Massachusetts.
Alissa has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since August 2008. Alissa is currently working on obtaining the Lead Teacher certification from the State. Prior to joining RHS she spent 8 years in the education field working with pre-school students. Alissa has a passion for teaching and enjoys seeing the children smile when they learn something new. It’s so rewarding to see every child learn and grow through each year. Alissa resides with her family and her best friend and brother Craig who is autistic. Alissa is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Heather has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since September of 2000. Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State College. She enjoys being at Ridge Hill and seeing all of the smiling faces of the students. Ridge Hill is a very special experience in getting to know the families, to teaching the children and working with unbelievable teachers. In her spare time enjoys being with her husband, daughter and dog. Heather is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Karen has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School since August 2009 after being a RHS parent for 4 years. Karen always knew RHS was a great place for her children. She enjoys going to the beach, camping and spending time with her family. Karen is also EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Kate has been a teacher at Ridge Hill School in our preschool classroom. Kate enjoys going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, musicals, movies and boston sports teams. Kate is EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Keri is part of the preschool team with Miss Kate. Keri loves the going to the beach, cardio sport, spending time with family and friends. Keri loves to inspire and create activities that allow young children’s minds develop. Keri is EEC certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Dianne has been part of the RHS community for the past 10 years. Miss Dianne is our directed art teacher for the pre-k and kindergarten class. Projects are created every month , put up on display and then sent home. It’s the process and technique that is taught to each child. Building fine motor skills, focus, attention and creativity are a few of the learning tools incorporated into the art work.
TESTIMONIALS from the Ridge Hill Community
Many families write letters to the school sharing their experience and how the school has positively impacted their child. These letter are cherished by all who work at the school, browse below by clicking on Testimonials link and hear directly from parents just like you.