Be a part of the discovery

For 25 years we have nurtured children’s passion for discovery using open-ended learning. Our goal is to give the adventurers, creators, athletes, artists, and inventors of tomorrow the tools they need to explore their world and achieve their full potential.

Wisdom begins in wonder

Our Approach

Ridley Orchard students are encouraged to inquire, to wonder why, to question how—and to challenge why not. We’re here to enhance their lives and to help them discover who they are (and what they could one day become).

Taking inspiration from Montessori and Reggio early learning methodologies, your child receives an individualized education developed by utilizing thoughtful observation, decades of child development experience, and a supportive emerging program plan.

We cater to varying abilities and skill levels while providing predictability in programming. That allows our students to be, well, unpredictable in their learning. We support their independence, promote their self-esteem, and encourage active reasoning to help produce the critical thinkers of tomorrow. Most importantly, when children enter our space, they become a part of the Ridley Orchard family. That never changes, even when they go to school or as they grow up.

play-based exploration

Our Programs.

We provide a dynamic slate of specialty programs that expose children to a wide range of ideas and experiences.

Nursery School

Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten students learn and explore in an engaging play-based environment.

Virtual School

Introducing our new virtual programs! A combination of online programming and curriculum material delivered straight to your door.

Before/After School

Our dynamic programming is unique, supportive, and nurturing to suit your
child’s interests and needs.

Camps

Nurture your child’s independence and adventurous nature while developing their physical, creative, and social skills.

Membership

Join the Ridley Orchard Family and receive access to our play space and engaging classes.

Kids Parties

Birthdays, Holidays, and more! A variety of party options to suit each family.

your child's journey starts here

Register.

Experience all that Ridley Orchard has to offer. Contact a member of our team now to visit our school and learn more about our exciting programs.

From the blog.

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Power struggles are common, especially during high stress times like a pandemic. They’re exhausting for parents and for children. Let’s dive into ways to ease these moments by getting to the root of the problem. Challenging behaviours give rise to teachable moments Identifying how to self-regulate and develop skills to cope and recover from stress

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Ridley Orchard Through the Years

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, Nicole reflects on her mother’s legacy and how it has helped raise a generation of adventurers, creators, scientists, artists, and inventors. Twenty-five years ago, my mother, Sophie, opened a 1000sqft school. Her goal was to share her passion for early childhood education and making sure children were validated, seen,

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Experience what open-ended exploration is all about.

Ridley Orchard play-based learning hub providing Virtual School, Nursery School, Before and After School, Camps, Membership, and Kids Parties for students ranging from toddlers to school agers.
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New Location.
Register Fall 2021.

We are excited to welcome families to our new location in the heart of the Ledbury Park and Bedford Park community. Our programs range for children from 18 months to 13 years old.