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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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    2021 Best Communities for Music Education

    April 12, 2021

    Ridgewood Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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    2021-2022 School Budget

    April 09, 2021

    The 2021-2022 School Budget will be presented to the public on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM. Join us in person at the Education Center or via Zoom.

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    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

    April 05, 2021

    Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in September 2021? Complete the online registration process.

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    Superintendent's Column

    March 26, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's March column - Spring Forward.

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    Innovation in Action

    March 26, 2021

    Eight RHS invention teams advance as finalists in the 2021 STEAM Tank Challenge.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    March 24, 2021

    Benjamin Franklin Middle School has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant.

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    Superintendent Appointment

    March 09, 2021

    The Ridgewood Board of Education appointed Dr. Thomas A. Gorman as Superintendent of Schools on March 8, 2021.

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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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    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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Upcoming Events
   2021-2022 School Budget Presentation
   Apr 19 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Apr 26 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   May 10 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Schools Closed - Professional Development Day
   May 13 2021
   BOE Regular Public Meeting and Reorganization Meeting
   May 24 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Board of Education Meeting
   May 24 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Schools Closed - Memorial Day
   May 31 2021