Building a 21st Century Student at The Long Ridge School
A Time Magazine cover story, “How to Build A Student for the 21st Century,” identified four areas essential for students to become successful citizens in a globalized world: Thinking outside the box, becoming smarter about new sources of information, developing good people skills and knowing more about the world. Although the discussion about twenty-first century skills is often reported as breaking news, The Long Ridge School curriculum has been graduating students with these four skills since its founding in 1938.
The Long Ridge School is an independent coeducational school for two-year-olds through Grade 5, one mile from the New York border in Stamford. We work with each child’s natural curiosity to build critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We believe children should explore, experiment, and experience the joy of learning in a caring and challenging academic community. Small classes that span two-year age groupings allow students to work at different levels within a single class, while providing individual attention.
Our greatest strength is the expertise and dedication of our faculty. The teachers at Long Ridge have an average of 24 years teaching experience and most hold advanced degrees in early childhood or elementary education. The classroom teachers are supported by specialists in art, music, science, Spanish and physical education.
The Long Ridge School teaches students to think independently, to learn how to learn, and to participate actively in their own educations. Long Ridge students are motivated, successful individuals who score well on nationally administered achievement tests and graduate well prepared for their next schools and a lifetime of learning. Visit our website at www.longridgeschool.org or call 203.322.7693.