About Us

Ridge and Valley Charter School is public K-8 school of choice providing students an education for a hopeful sustainable future.

Our educational program and curriculum honors children as individuals and emphasizes personal excellence, hands-on experiential education, self-directed and outdoor learning, earth literacy, bioregional studies– all in the context of our 13.7 billion year-old Universe.

RVCS is a tuition-free public school that follows NJ state education standards and testng requirements within the context of our mission.

Local community members established the school to pursue innovative and personal excellence oriented teaching methods within the public school system, gaining approval of the school’s charter in 2002 and opening the school for students in the 2004-2005 academic year.