To equip students with a spirit of Crew through outstanding character, a mastery of knowledge and skills, the ability to produce high quality work, and an ethic of service to our community.
What sets Park Ridge apart from other schools?
1. The Community is our classroom
At Park Ridge, the community becomes our classroom. Students learn in the community through fieldwork that ties to specific standards, give back through service, and share their newfound insights through Celebrations of Learning where the community is invited to see what our students have learned. It is a place where we focus on high achievement for everyone, and students become active members in the community committed to building a better world.
Our motto is "We are crew, not passengers." We all carry a responsibility to help one another. Every class in the building participates in 30 minutes of Crew every morning from 8:30-9:00. Crew fosters relationship building, academic progress monitoring, and character development. It helps students build positive connections with their community, peers, and their crew leader.