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’s 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, socially, and emotionally through a number of different experiences. Coinciding with our historically outstanding academic dedication and achievement, a great number of our students participate in the band, chorus, orchestra, enrichment programs, tutoring services, and many additional community and school-based athletics and activities programs.
At Dutch Ridge Elementary School, we have a modern learning facility. Built in 2004, the building has the capacity to serve over 700 students. In addition to our current twenty-four (24) 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. Among our learning tools, several years ago we began 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 at Dutch Ridge Elementary School.