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Welcome to Special Programs

The Ridgewood Public Schools recognizes its responsibilities to locate, identify and provide appropriate services for students in the district who may have special needs and/or disabilities. These special services are administered by the Special Programs Office and are consistent with both State and Federal regulations. Ridgewood's special programs include Basic Skills instruction, English as a Second Language Instruction and Special Education programs and related services.

Our Mission

To support students, teachers and parents in our community to address the diverse needs of students through a variety of programs so that they can access the curriculum to improve academically, socially, and emotionally.


Special programs staff




District News

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    Superintendent's Column

    February 26, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's February column - Resilience Gives Us Courage.

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    Elementary Scheduling Options

    February 24, 2021

    Elementary scheduling options were presented to parents on February 23, 2021. View the recording of the presentation and access the PDF of the slides.

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    February 22, 2021

    The Lemelson-MIT Program and Ridgewood High School are hosting a virtual Mid-Grant Technical Review on Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m. Learn more about how to register for this community event.

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    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

    February 19, 2021

    Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year has been extended through February 28, 2021.

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    Super Science Saturday

    February 17, 2021

    SAVE THE DATE! The 33rd Annual Super Science Saturday will be a livestream virtual event on March 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn more about how students can present.

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    Student Awards & Recognition

    February 05, 2021

    Seven Ridgewood High School students have been named recipients of the Montclair Art Museum 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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    AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    January 29, 2021

    Ridgewood High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).

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    Follow us!

    January 06, 2021

    Stay connected. Follow us on our social networks.

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    Community Art Project

    January 04, 2021

    The goal of this community art project, A Wish for the World, is to spread the message of HOPE. Watch the video clip explaining this special project and learn more.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    October 22, 2020

    Somerville School achieves Sustainable Jersey for Schools bronze-level certification.

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Upcoming Events
   Super Science Saturday Livestream Event
   Mar 06 2021 at 10:00 AM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Mar 08 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Care Plus 6-12 Virtual Parent Program
   Mar 16 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Mar 22 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Schools Closed - Spring Recess
   Mar 29 2021
   Schools Closed - Spring Recess
   Mar 30 2021
   Schools closed - Spring Recess
   Mar 31 2021