The Ridley Orchard Experience
Get To Know R.O.
We believe that childhood is about open-ended exploration. There is no right or wrong, no judgment or assumptions. It’s about experimenting and finding excitement, then taking the lessons learned and applying them to everyday life. For children, play is both serious work and pure fun. It’s an opportunity to learn how to find solutions to problems. It’s how they experience the world.
Play-based, open-ended learning
Letting them do that whimsical work also means seeing the world through their eyes. It’s our job as parents and educators to advocate for their imagination and dreams instead of always conforming and complying. It’s really about giving your child a giant sandbox to get their hands dirty, to build, to learn how to interact and to respect one another.
But when it’s done right, the results can be transformative in a child’s life. As we like to say, to produce a scholar, you first have to let a child play with mud.
Where kids find joy in learning.
It's also a whole lot of fun.
Our indoor and outdoor spaces are filled with materials that can be manipulated, investigated, and explored using all five senses. It’s an environment that supports child-initiated exploration and play.
Our students enjoy everything from STEAM subjects to sensory learning, music and movement, athletics, history, culture, and outdoor play. Our diverse range of specialty programs are designed to excite and inspire.
Dedicated to Kids' Success
Our entire team remains connected to our kids and their families by problem-solving as a team.
They embrace professional development and never hesitate to discuss ideas or issues. Most importantly, they care. They take the time to understand each child. They invite parents into the classroom, to share goodies, traditions, or stories from their cultures. They share aspects of their own heritage to create fun and diverse learning experiences that children never forget.
If it takes a village to raise a child, we think we’ve built a thriving multicultural metropolis.