Ridge Dominion Ridge allows its students to have “big school” experiences through its many programs in a “small school” environment, where each student is known as an individual.
Dominion Ridge Academy was founded in 2006 out of a desire to provide a Christ-centered school committed to the spiritual, moral, and intellectual formation of its students. The vision for Dominion Ridge was to create a holistic approach to education whereby all children from vulnerable to gifted not only learn in the classrooms, but also learn how to transfer that learning to their everyday life. Enrollment quickly reached almost 100 hundred students at its current location and has since doubled in size. This resulted in an expansion and renovation project that added six additional classrooms and a full gymnasium in 2013.
Dominion Ridge graduated its first class in 2012. With a 97 percent acceptance rate to the colleges of their choices, Dominion Ridge graduates enter the next stage of their lives prepared for what the 21stCentury expects from them. In 2018, the class of 10 graduates were accepted at more than 22 colleges and universities and received more than $850,000 in scholarships. In addition, Dominion Ridge recognizes that not every student’s immediate destination following high school is college. This is why Dominion Ridge places an equal importance on vocational and life skills learning as an integrated part of the curriculum and course offering. Graduates entering the workforce or military are recognized for their different work ethic. Through life skills and character development programs, Dominion Ridge graduates learn how to respond to the expectations of independent, daily living.
Families who enroll their children at Dominion Ridge Academy come from Warren County, as well as six other surrounding and nearby counties. Some travel as far as 45 minutes one way just to have their child as a part of the Dominion Ridge community. Students who attend Dominion Ridge come from local public and private schools, as well as homeschooling, and from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. With enrollment just over 200, growth was capped in 2017 due to a lack of additional space, thereby limiting the number of students who can benefit from Dominion Ridge Academy’s unique approach to learning. Dominion Ridge has wait lists for many grades with calls continuing to be received regarding potential enrollment availability.
The students, families, faculty, staff, and other constituents of Dominion Ridge Academy create a very strong community in which individuals can thrive and flourish to become the person who they are called to be.