Ohio’s oldest co-educational, non-sectarian independent day school.
Ridgewood School depends upon gifts and donations to supplement tuition for our general operating fund and to offer scholarship assistance to students who could not otherwise afford a Ridgewood education.
Costs and Value per Student
According to U.S. Census Bureau 2016 data the local and federal governments spent $14,348 per Ohio student for education. We receive only nominal funding from the government to support our School operations. Yet Ridgewood continues to offer an affordable tuition price.
Ridgewood students rank, historically, in the upper tenth percentile nationally in all standardized testing of students at secondary education levels and at college entrance examination levels.
A Ridgewood education is, literally, the greatest educational value within the Miami Valley area.
Gifts to Ridgewood can be made in a multitude of ways. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and will be acknowledged promptly in writing for tax purposes.
Ways to Give
Planned gifts are designated in many different ways. The most common is a bequest by designating Ridgewood School in your will. Other contributors choose to convert funds such as purchasing a life insurance policy or designating retirement assets that name the school as a beneficiary. A simple Statement of Gift Intent is completed to indicate the purpose of your gift. For more information, please contact Aliya Ranginwala at 937.399.8900 or email@example.com.
The H. S. Kissell Legacy Society provides you an opportunity to ensure Ridgewood School’s future and allows us to thank you at the time you plan for ours.
Business Partners in Education
Our Business Partners in Education contribute critical, financial support enabling Ridgewood School to provide academic excellence to students in our tri-county region. We are very grateful for their strong commitment to our century-old mission. Please support our wonderful Business Partners that are featured on the following pages.
At Ridgewood School, we recognize that not all gifts to our school are financial. Just as valuable to a successful Ridgewood experience are gifts of time and talent. Ridgewood School welcomes volunteer time from parents, grandparents, and community members who wish to support the Ridgewood experience.
Please contact the main office, 937-399-8900, to discuss how you can support Ridgewood.
“I have to say in all honesty that Ridgewood has given our children everything we wanted and more. It is a safe and loving environment that has helped our children blossom and develop beautifully. The teachers and staff of Ridgewood School have played a very important role in our children’s lives, and we truly appreciate all of them.”
– Sangita Nezhad, Ridgewood parent, 2010