The Arts

As a S.T.E.A.M. school, Ridgewood strives to have a top notch visual and performing arts program because:

1. We believe artistic and creative expression are fundamental pillars to a well-rounded child.

2. Study of and participation in the arts give children hands-on experience of collaboration, listening, and resolving conflict.

3. Life does not exist in a silo, and so, at Ridgewood we integrate visual and performing arts in every way possible.

4. Dance and Theatre promote psychological health & maturity.

5. Children are more productive learners when given the opportunity to dance, sing and play.

Exploration of culture and tradition through dance and lyrical expression. World culture and history is included at every level at Ridgewood, while a vital component of our curriculum is the integration of dance within these studies. Students at all grade levels take music and art classes twice weekly.

In grades 4-8, students participate in Ridgewood’s Concert Band program. The annual Band program culminates with a performance at the Ohio Music Educators Association adjudicated contest. These events provide opportunities for music teachers to assess musicianship of students, their own teaching methods and well-being of the overall music program. These events provide a sound educational environment and serve as a source of intrinsic motivation for students to pursue musical excellence & skills.

Each year since Ridgewood’s founding, Upper Level students collaborate with our visual and performing arts faculty to produce the Winter Musical. In this Ridgewood tradition, students find their place on the stage, on the technical crew, as student directors and choreographers.

Annual Events

» Multicultural Night (K-8)

» Winter Musical Program (K-8)

» Winter Musical (4-8)

» Talent Show (K-8)

» Art on the Lawn (K-8)

» Ohio Music Educators Association Competition (5-8)

» Graduation and the Passing of Classes (K-8)