Ridgecroft School is an independent, college-preparatory school serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, with a pre-Kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year old children. Located in northeastern North Carolina between the towns of Ahoskie and Murfreesboro in Hertford County, the bucolic 83-acre campus includes 22 classrooms, a media center, two computer labs, a science laboratory, a multi-purpose gymtorium, a cafeteria, administrative offices, playgrounds, athletic fields, and an outdoor classroom.
Originally chartered in 1968 by local parents seeking to expand the educational opportunities in the Roanoke-Chowan area, Ridgecroft opened its doors in 1970 with an enrollment of 170 students in grades 1-9. Today, Ridgecroft serves approximately 250 students from Hertford, Bertie, Gates, and Northampton counties.
Since 1984, Ridgecroft School has maintained accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which ensures strict standards regarding curriculum, faculty and staff preparation, physical facilities, and equipment. The faculty is supported by a media specialist, two learning specialists, and a guidance counselor.
Ridgecroft offers Advanced Placement courses in English, U.S. History, and Calculus and foreign language instruction in Spanish and Latin. Students may choose from a variety of electives, including art, band, yearbook, physical conditioning, and have the opportunity to compete in interscholastic athletic programs in soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, cheerleading, golf, and hunter safety skills. Extracurricular activities include Key Club, Beta Club, Builders’ Club, Student Government, Battle of the Books, the Relaying Rams, and the Jammin’ Rams Pep Band, and others. Throughout their time at Ridgecroft, students discover and cultivate their strengths, grow as scholars and citizens, and enrich the school community and the world around them.
Ridgecroft School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in any area of school participation.