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Thank you for your interest in Ridgecroft School. We welcome you to our website and look forward to guiding you through our admission process. Ridgecroft School is dedicated to providing a truly exceptional educational experience for students PreK3-12th grade. Our caring and dedicated faculty, small class sizes, strong sense of values and responsibility, and challenging academics all combine to provide the experiences that shape young lives. Our students thrive in this close-knit community and graduates go on to some of the nation’s premier colleges and universities. 

Admissions Procedure 

This information can also be found in our Policies & Procedures handbook here.

The process for admission to Ridgecroft School begins with a scheduled appointment. The parent(s) should meet with the Director of the Preschool for admission to the Preschool.  For all grades, K-12, parents should schedule an appointment with either the Head of School, the Admissions Director and/or the Middle and Upper School Directors. Parents and their children are encouraged to tour the campus and facilities and to visit their prospective classes.

Submit application : A completed application includes the application form, former school academic records and/or transcripts, discipline records, attendance records, a completed teacher recommendation form, and payment of the $22 application fee.  Parents are responsible for obtaining former school academic records and/or transcripts; discipline records; any IEP, 504, or other academic plan; and any other pertinent information as needed by Ridgecroft School for the application review. These documents can be unofficial and are needed to process the application. Official school records will be requested by Ridgecroft School upon enrollment.

Application Review : An admissions committee consisting of the Head of School, Director of Admissions, Lower School Director, Upper School Director, Director of Academic Support, and teachers from lower, middle, and upper school, will review each application to determine admission. Parents will be notified of the Admission Committee Decision.

Enrollment : Once an application has been approved by the Admissions Committee an email will be sent to complete an enrollment packet for each child.

Contract : Admitted families will complete additional paperwork and sign their contract with the Business Manager. Official records will be requested from the former school at this time.

ALL students admitted to Ridgecroft School are admitted under a 6-week probationary period. If, during this time, the school decides it cannot meet the academic or emotional needs of the student, admission will be withdrawn and all tuition and fees refunded.

ADDITIONAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION : In the assignment of a child into Kindergarten, Ridgecroft School will abide by General Statute 115C-364 of the Public School Laws of North Carolina, which states, among other things, that a child must have passed the fifth anniversary of his/her birthday on or before August 31 of the year in which the child is considered for enrollment. Performance on a Kindergarten Readiness assessment will also be taken into consideration for enrollment.


Interested in Ridgecroft Preschool?

Contact the main office to schedule a tour! 
(252) 332-2964  


Interested in Kindergarten-12th grade?

Contact Mrs. Barbara Outland (Director of Upper School & Admissions) to schedule a tour!
(252)332-2964 ext. 229 or email 

The member schools of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin with regards to educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.