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Enrollment Process

Join us for a journey of growth, learning, and faith

University Model

Empowering parents in education, honoring Biblical principles

Led by Leadership

Our leadership is rooted in faith and directed by divine wisdom. We prioritize seeking God’s guidance to shape our students’ educational journey.

Meet our Head of School

Mrs. Nicole Darroch is passionate about hands-on learning and supporting the development of problem-solving abilities among her students. Her vision is that Ridge Academy becomes a lighthouse school that leads the way in educational excellence and innovation and Ridge Academy’s light shines bright in the surrounding community for the glory of God. 

Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Geneva College, a Master’s in Educational Leadership, principal certification, and is currently a doctoral student at the American College of Education. Nicole has been recognized as an outstanding educator and was awarded the Keystone Award of Excellence for being named a Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year finalist. Beyond certificates and awards, what Nicole holds in the highest esteem are the relationships she has built with students and families throughout her 20+ year career in education.   

Nicole and her husband, Brent, have been married for 18 years. They have two amazing kids, three regal cats, and one oversized dog.  

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