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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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    May 22, 2020

    The Art and Design Department is excited about a new art show called "Art Unites Us." Families of K-12 students are invited to display their student's art, created during online classes or on their own, during the week of June 1-5. Display art on windows, doors, or porches; then, take a neighborhood art walk.

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    May 15, 2020

    Meet our Teachers of the Year!

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    AlphaBEST Education

    May 12, 2020

    AlphaBEST Education will be providing before and after school programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more about their offerings.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    April 27, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's April column - Census 2020: Why a Complete Count Matters

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    2020 Best Communities for Music Education

    April 14, 2020

    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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    Census 2020

    March 09, 2020

    Learn more about Census 2020 and the importance of a complete count.

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    Communication Protocol

    February 14, 2020

    Ridgewood Public Schools announces its new Communication Protocol. This valuable resource will help all stakeholders navigate the channels of communication.

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    Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration

    February 13, 2020

    It's not too late to register for Kindergarten! Complete the online registration forms, and sign up for kindergarten orientation.

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    Excellence: honors & awards

    September 19, 2019

    RHS announces National Merit Scholarship results; Ashby Award winner is Laura Fleming and Tradition of Excellence Award winner is Sue Christopher!

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    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

    January 09, 2019

    Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

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Upcoming Events
   Memorial Day (schools closed)
   May 25 2020
   BOE Reorganization Meeting
   May 27 2020 at 05:00 PM
   Neighborhood Art Walk - Art Unites Us
   Jun 01 2020
   BOE Regular Public Meeting
   Jun 01 2020 at 07:00 PM
   Neighborhood Art Walk - Art Unites Us
   Jun 02 2020
   Neighborhood Art Walk - Art Unites Us
   Jun 03 2020
   Neighborhood Art Walk - Art Unites Us
   Jun 04 2020