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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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    Jamboree 2021

    January 19, 2021

    Jamboree 2021 Mission: Impossible will be a streamed event this year. Learn more about this original musical revue that raises need-based scholarship funds for RHS seniors.

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    COVID-19 Communications

    January 15, 2021

    The Ridgewood Public Schools will return to a hybrid instructional schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. View all COVID-19 notification letters.

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    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

    January 08, 2021

    Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open for Ridgewood residents from January 16 - February 12. Registration is online only.

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    Superintendent's Column

    January 06, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's December column.

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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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    Student Awards & Recognition

    November 09, 2020

    RHS students honored by National Merit Scholarship Program. French, Latin and Spanish students attain national recognition.

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    October 28, 2020

    Ridgewood High School is one of 13 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam and receive an $8,500 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant this year.

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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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    Innovation in Action

    October 14, 2020

    Seven RHS invent teams qualified for the STEAM Tank Regional competition and have earned the privilege of advanced entry into this season's regional qualifiers.

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Upcoming Events
   Board of Education Meeting
   Jan 25 2021 at 07:00 PM
   New Teacher Meeting (Years 2 & 4)
   Jan 26 2021 at 03:30 PM
   Mentor Meeting
   Jan 26 2021 at 03:30 PM
   Wellbeing Speaker Series: Dr. Graham Erwin
   Jan 27 2021 at 07:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 03 2021 at 06:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 04 2021 at 06:00 PM
   Jamboree
   Feb 05 2021 at 06:00 PM