About Florida Ruffin Ridley School
Community service is one of the many attributes defining the Florida Ruffin Ridley School spirit. From Kindergarteners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th graders designing and selling calendars to raise money for Heifer International to 7th and 8th graders engaging in a myriad of community action projects to support local and international causes, there is never a lull in efforts to help others.
Florida Ruffin Ridley School faculty represents an array of talented professionals. The school maintains a strong emphasis on adult learning. Each year Florida Ruffin Ridley School teachers are awarded numerous grants from the Brookline Education Foundation. In the 2009-2010 school year, upwards of 37 teachers received grants that supported learning opportunities. "Guided Reading in Chapter Book Fiction," "Fostering Adult Learning Groups,” “Building Science Professional Development Capacity," "Improving Writing through Writers’ Express Strategies" were among a dozen summer and year-long professional learning opportunities designed and selected by Florida Ruffin Ridley School staff.
Parents of students at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School are active members in the PTO. Together with Florida Ruffin Ridley School Alliance, a nonprofit corporation comprised of alumni and current families, and with our diligent principal, the traditions of excellence and caring that are the hallmarks of the community are maintained and enhanced.