The Florida Ruffin Ridley School vision, the force giving meaning to the faculty’s work, is broken into three components and is revisited annually as staff affirm their commitment to teaching. The vision for the students and Florida Ruffin Ridley School staff encompasses three areas.
ACADEMIC—We work hard so we can become smarter. We take risks as learners. We communicate effectively: orally, in writing, and through technology.
COMMUNITY—We make sure everyone feels physically, emotionally and intellectually safe. We give and receive respect. We have compassion for one another. We contribute to our school, our community, and to our world. We establish and maintain healthy friendships.
WHOLE PERSON—We are confident in our abilities. We love to learn and strive to become lifelong learners.
The system-wide programs offered at Florida Ruffin Ridley School are the English Language Learner program with a high concentration of Hebrew speakers, and a K through 8 Therapeutic Learning Center for students who need intensive social and emotional supports.
One of the most diverse schools in Brookline, our K-8th grade population represents 38 countries (plus the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) including Afghanistan, Austria, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Libyan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan.