RVCS Fact Sheet
Enrollment is open, on a space available basis, to all K-8 students residing in N.J. with priority given to students residing in the districts of Blairstown, Hardwick, Knowlton, Frelinghuysen, and North Warren Regional School.
Ridge and Valley Charter School opened in September 2004, and has approximately 105 learners, grades K-8. The school maintains a 1-15 teacher/student ratio and utilizes flexible multi-age groupings. We are located on a 16-acre parcel of land at 1234 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ.
Children are born with an immense potential. Their innate curiosity and fascination with the world around them is the fundamental basis of their human search for meaning, purpose, love, satisfaction and community.
Ridge and Valley Charter School is committed to developing this immense potential. By encouraging our children's relationships to home, family, school, town, region, nature, Earth and universe, all life becomes the context for their learning.
Our school encourages children to wonder, to think, to discover and to question. They are cherished and respected and will learn to do the same with the world around them.
Ridge and Valley Charter School believes that it is possible to create a more ecologically sustainable future and that our children have a right to a planet of pure air, clean water, a vibrant natural world and a more just and equitable human community.
This vision is not only a right but a possibility. We believe it is the purpose of a democratic society to lay the foundation of such a future. The result of a Ridge and Valley Charter School education will be children who grow into adults who love the earth and who are passionate about its ability not only to survive, but to thrive. They will provide leadership that has a clear vision of the world and how to make it better.
What Students Can Expect:
Ridge and Valley Charter School provides:
- Immersion in the natural world
- Hands-on, project-based learning
- Small instructional groups with individualized attention
- Problem-solving skills through real life experiences
- Healthy food, gardening and cooking
- Integrated arts
- Outdoor and adventure education
- Community involvement
- Values for sustainable living
A primary focus of Ridge and Valley Charter School is the exploration of the effects of human endeavor on our ecosystem. The natural world is the integrating context for our learning. All subject matter, including the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, is explored through this perspective.
Parents, students, and other community members are welcome to attend our informational meetings, our open house, or attend our public Trustee meetings. Please contact us for dates and times.
Applications for student admissions are available and downloadable from this website. To be mailed an application, call 908-362-1114, or email: email@example.com.
If you are interested in applying for a staff position, please contact us.
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