Special Programs

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 model dignity and empathy while providing support to students with special needs in recognizing and using their abilities, skills, and strengths to foster independence and success as life-long learners and productive members of an inclusive community.  


District News

    Coffee & Conversation

    November 08, 2022

    Join the Interim Superintendent and Board of Education President at "Coffee and Conversation." See the event schedule.

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    Superintendent Search

    November 07, 2022

    Last call! Community members, parents, and staff are invited to participate in the "ALL CALL" Community Forum on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6 PM.

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    CarePlus Parent Engagement Workshops

    November 04, 2022

    Save the date for the next CarePlus Parent Engagement Workshop - December 13 at 7 PM

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    Duffield STEAM Initiative

    September 29, 2022

    The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the Duffield STEAM Initiative on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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    Communication Protocol

    September 16, 2022

    Have a question or concern and aren't sure whom to contact? Refer to the district's communication protocol.

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    Staff Honors & Awards

    September 01, 2022

    Congratulations to 2022 Ashby Award winner, Medha Kirtane, and 2022 Tradition of Excellence Award winner, Liz Aynilian.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    May 17, 2022

    Three schools were awarded Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants.

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    Aides & Substitutes - Apply Online

    September 22, 2021

    Interested in becoming an instructional aide, lunchroom aide, or substitute? Find out how to apply.

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Upcoming Events
   Federated HSA Meeting
   Dec 01 2022 at 09:15 AM
   Board of Education Regular Public Meeting
   Dec 05 2022 at 07:00 PM
   Parent Engagement Workshop: Psychobiology of Fatigue
   Dec 13 2022 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Regular Public Meeting
   Dec 19 2022 at 07:00 PM
   Minimum Day
   Dec 23 2022
   Dec 25 2022
   Schools Closed - December Recess
   Dec 26 2022