Welcome Letter

Five students sit in semicircle and work with math manipulatives.Dear Parents, Students and Community Members, 

It is an honor to be the Principal at Park Ridge School. I love the positive energy of our students and staff.
The staff here are so encouraging and caring to our students. Our mission is to build relationships that will then inspire even deeper learning. The students here at Park Ridge really form bonds with many adults in the building, which creates a safe place to learn. 

We are excited about 
our Expeditionary Learning (eleducation.organd hope to continue to build it school-wide. In Expeditionary Learning, we all belong to different, and the same, CREWS, where we learn from each other. Expeditionary Learning is a rigorous community-serving, character-building, social justice type of learning where students learn to take academic risks, collaborate, and foster Habits of Character, all built into the curriculum. Our goal is to also have our students create projects/expeditions/presentations to enhance their learning 


We pride ourselves on being “The Ridge” and show our Falcon Pride every day. 


Thank you, 

Rick Jordan