Be a part of the discovery
Since 1996 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
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 provide a dynamic slate of specialty programs that expose children to a wide range of ideas and experiences.
Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten students learn and explore in an engaging play-based environment.
Our dynamic programming is unique, supportive, and nurturing to suit your child’s interests and needs.
Our 1:8 ratio Kindergarten programs are for families who would like their child to continue enriched in-person learning in a small group setting.
Grade 1 & 2
Introducing Grades 1, 2, and 3! Our education method cultivates creative, critical, and analytical thinking in a non-linear, emergent cognitive manner.
Birthdays, Holidays, and more! A variety of party options to suit each family.
your child's journey starts here
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.
Positive Teaching Moments
“That’s tricky, but you can do it.” Take a break from Instead Try “That’s easy, you can do it!” But what if the child can’t do it? Then they have just failed to do something ‘easy,’ which is pretty discouraging. And if they do succeed with the task, they don’t feel good about it, because they’ve merely accomplished something
12 Ways To Make Saying Goodbye Easier
Making the beginning of school transition easier This time of year, the start of school transition is on every parent’s mind. Separations from parents can be stressful for young children, especially during a pandemic. Here are a few things you can do to support your child in making the adjustment a little smoother. If possible
I Can Do It Myself! A Toddler’s Push for Independence
Toddlers, 1-year-olds to 3-year-olds, are full of energy and curiosity. They’re practicing and mastering many skills, like walking, talking, and climbing. However, their biggest endeavor is becoming their own person. One of the major challenges for parents is supporting their toddler in developing this independence. Parents are understandably not ready for their child to stop
Experience what open-ended exploration is all about.
Ridley Orchard play-based learning hub providing Grade School, Kindergarten, Nursery
School, Before and After School, Camps and more for
students ranging from toddlers to school agers.