A Nurturing Kindergarten Experience at Lake Ridge Academy

Kindergarten is the launchpad for your child's educational journey. At Lake Ridge Academy, we take this crucial first step seriously. Our innovative program will ignite a lifelong love of learning through positive growth, discovery, and pure enjoyment.

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  • Building a Love of Learning

    We create a warm, welcoming environment fostering curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. Your child will be excited to come to school every day!
  • Individualized Learning

    Every child learns at their own pace. Our program caters to diverse learning styles and prior experiences, ensuring each child thrives.
  • Learning Through Play

    Children are natural explorers. We embrace their curiosity with a variety of engaging activities and materials. Your kindergartener will have a blast while mastering key math, reading, writing, and even science concepts.
  • Nurturing Critical Thinkers

    We go beyond rote memorization. Our play-based learning curriculum fosters conceptual and critical thinking skills, which are sought-after qualities by top colleges and future employers.
At Lake Ridge Academy, kindergarten is more than just ABCs and 123s. It's a foundation for future success, built on a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

The Kindergarten Experience

Kindergarten Application Process

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  • Explore & Experience

    • Individual Tours: Get a personalized look at our classrooms, meet our teachers, and ask all your questions!
    • Special Events: Join us for interactive events designed for prospective families – a great way to experience the Lake Ridge Academy spirit firsthand!
    Register for Tours and Events
  • Apply Now!

    We recommend applying early! Ideal Kindergarten candidates turn five by September 30th of their entrance year.

    The application process is easy:
    • Create an account and complete the online application.
    • Have your child's current preschool teacher submit a Teacher Recommendation through the online portal.
    *Applications must be received before your Kindergarten Screening Date!
  • Kindergarten Screening

    Kindergarten applicants participate in a fun and informative screening in small groups. This allows our dedicated faculty to observe your child's skills and potential while you meet with our Lower School Director and Admissions Officer.

    *No screening dates are available at this time.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Schedule your tour, apply online, and embark on a joyful learning journey with Lake Ridge Academy!

Questions? Contact Us

Please contact Kirsten McNeal, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 440-327-1175 ext 106 or email mcnealk@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions.
Lake Ridge Academy is the only independent college preparatory school on Cleveland's west side. Our co-educational curriculum offers a unique blend of academics, extracurricular activities, and a focus on character development, all on our beautiful 93-acre campus. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, our devoted faculty provides personalized attention to help every student thrive.