About Us

About Us

School Times
Dutch Ridge Elementary School Student School Day
 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
 
Office Hours 
8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Welcome to our School

About Our School

Welcome to Dutch Ridge Elementary School, one of two elementary schools in the Beaver Area School District.  Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Brighton Township between Heritage Valley Beaver and Brady‚Äôs Run Park, we are a learning community that proudly serves students in grades three (3) through six (6) who hail from four municipalities:  Beaver, Vanport, Bridgewater, and Brighton Township.


The Beaver Area School District holds firmly to the principle that education involves the development of the whole person and that children are individual learners who can achieve their greatest potential in a positive, supportive learning environment.  In holding ourselves to a high academic standard, we understand the importance of a well-developed, standards aligned curriculum that is both challenging yet appropriate to the needs of our students and also exposes them to learning opportunities through multiple modes of instruction.  Moreover, in understanding that every child is unique, we strive to help them develop academically, behaviorally, and socially through a number of different experiences.  Coinciding with our historically outstanding academic dedication and achievement, a great number of our students participate in the orchestra, band, chorus, enrichment programs, tutoring services, and many community and school-based athletics and activities programs.


At Dutch Ridge Elementary School, we have a state of the art facility.  Built in 2004, the building has the capacity to serve over 700 students.  In addition to our current twenty-five (25) homeroom classes, we have a plethora of other areas throughout the building where both large and small group instruction can take place.  Being a school that has embraced the digital age, we firmly believe in the integration of technology across the curriculum to enhance the learning experience afforded to our students.  Therefore, along with our two computer labs, all of our learners also have one-to-one iPad access.  Recently, we have also begun utilizing Schoology, an online learning platform through which teachers can post to a homework calendar, upload materials, such as assignments, quizzes/tests, and instructional videos, and engage in discussion boards with students, depending on their level of readiness.


As is the case throughout the Beaver Area School District, we at Dutch Ridge Elementary School believe that constant collaboration amongst and between our students, faculty, families, and community strengthens the academic experience for all.  The support that we receive from these various parties enables us to support our young learners as we help them progress and grow through the elementary grades so that they are prepared for the secondary campus and life in the greater community.


We welcome you to our community of learners here Dutch Ridge Elementary School.


Justin Noel - Principal

Steven Katkich - Assistant Principal

Parent Drop Off/Pick Up
 
 
Parents/guardians, please remember to follow the guidelines from the student handbook when dropping off/picking up students to or from Dutch Ridge Elementary School.  Parents/guardians dropping off/picking up students to or from school should use the designated “Parent Drop Off & Pick Up” area. 
 
Parents/guardians not using the “Parent Drop Off & Pick Up” area are required to use the “Parent Parking” area to drop off/pick up students from school.  Parents/guardians must park their car in a designated parking space and walk the student(s) to the crosswalk in front of the school or meet their child at the crosswalk after school.
 
Cars are not permitted to pull up to the crosswalk and have student(s) exit or enter.
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