Ridgeway Community School 

Enrollment Information


2020-2021 School Year Open Enrollment Period

Ridgeway Community School's Kindergarten to Fifth Grade Open Enrollment period is January 1st to 31st,   Any student enrollment applications received during the open enrollment period will be given equal opportunity to fill remaining spaces in each grade after enrollment preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students and children of school staff .  Beginning on February 1st, 2020 spaces in Ridgeway's 2019-20 Kindergarten to 5th grade classes are filled on a first come-first serve basis.   Our K-5 classes are capped at 18 students per grade.  Please contact the school office to schedule a time to visit our school.  Links to our enrollment forms are available on the left column of this web page.  

Office phone: 507-454-9566, Office Fax: 507-454-9567;  Office Email:  office@ridgewayschool.org ;

2020-2021 Preschool Enrollment 

Enrollment in Ridgeway Community School's 2020-21 preschool-aged enrichment programs is being taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To enroll in Ridgeway Community Preschool programs click on the Preschool enrollment link to the left.  Enrollment in Ridgeway Community School's preschool program does not guarantee a spot in the kindergarten to fifth grade program (see K-5 enrollment information above).

Ridgeway Community School does not discriminate against students on the basis of their intellectual ability, achievement, aptitude, athletic ability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability.

Due to funding limitations Ridgeway Community School's Preschool-Aged Enrichment Programs are not able to provide Early Childhood Special Educational Services.  However RCS staff can assist families in accessing these services for their children from their resident public school district.  For more information on requesting an evaluation for Early Childhood Special Educational Services please go to Minnesota's Help Me Grow  .  This website shows the developmental milestones for children from newborns through age 5.   

 What Are Milestones?  Children develop in certain predictable ways, referred to as developmental milestones. Milestones cover four areas of a child's development -- cognitive, communication and language, social and emotional, and motor. Milestones help you understand how your child learns and grows. The Help Me Grow website  also provides lots of great information on how you can support your preschool-aged child's development.  The website also has information on how to refer a child for consideration for supportive developmental services, or Intervention Services.

Why Intervene Early? Intervention services are based on your child’s individual needs in order to help your child learn and grow. Accessing intervention services as early as possible will ensure the best developmental outcomes for your child.

  • Decades of rigorous research show that children’s earliest experiences play a critical role in brain development.
  • High quality early intervention programs for infants and toddlers can reduce the incidence of future problems in their learning, behavior and health.
  • Intervention is likely to be more effective and less costly when it is provided earlier in life rather than later.
  • High quality intervention services can change a child’s developmental path and some children catch up to the same developmental levels as other children their age.
  • Families benefit by being able to better meet their child’s needs from an early age.

Contact: Jodi Dansingburg