Ridgeway is a magnet school based on the concept of Individually Guided Education (I.G.E.). The Ridgeway philosophy is founded on the idea that ‘success teaches success’ and that students are unique individuals.
When a student is successful every day, this continued success builds a positive self-concept. If a student has a positive self-concept, that student will do his/her best work. If a student does his/her best work that student will be successful. Thus the system builds on itself.
Ridgeway Mission Statement: The mission of Ridgeway IGE School is to help each student become a self-directed, self-motivated, lifelong learner, capable of meeting the challenges faced during a lifetime.
John C. Ridgeway Elementary School opened in 1923. John C. Ridgeway was the first Boone County soldier to die in World War I.
The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, or with regard to employment. The Columbia Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries regarding Columbia Public Schools’ compliance with IDEA and Section 504 regulations should contact Special Services at 1818 West Worley, Columbia MO, 65203 (573) 214-3462.