Ridgewood Preparatory School is a university preparatory school located in Metairie, an unincorporated community in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.Ridgewood is approved by the State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school produces numerous National Merit Scholars and Ivy League students each year, despite its small size.Ridgewood's diverse student body comes from six parishes as well as from countries around the world. Fifteen percent of students are foreign citizens coming from nations as far-ranging as Argentina, Nigeria, Norway, Japan, Vietnam and Egypt. The school is organized as a primary, middle, and high school. The academic year consists of two semesters, each divided into three six-week grading periods. The school is operated as a non-profit corporation aided by an advisory board.HistoryRidgewood Preparatory School was founded in 1948 by Ottis O. Stuckey as a college preparatory school for boys in grades kindergarten through twelve. The original address was 201 Northline in Old Metairie. The school became co-educational in 1952.The campus was moved in 1972 to the present address at 201 Pasadena Avenue in Metairie, Louisiana. M.J. Montgomery Jr. followed Stuckey and is the current headmaster.
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Ridgewood is an independent, college preparatory, unit school in the New Orleans metro area. We are approved by the State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI).
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