Our Mission & Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to build on students strengths, develop their confidence, and foster independence to become well-rounded individuals who will achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

Every individual in the school community will play an integral role in shaping, motivating, and supporting every student to do their best and achieve success. We will do this by providing a safe, supportive, rigorous, and inclusive environment where students are valued, respected and celebrated for their accomplishments.

History of the Herman Ridder Campus

Constructed in 1929–31, the Herman Ridder Junior High School Campus is a New York City Landmark Art Deco structure designed by Walter C. Martin. It is named after Herman Ridder, a prominent newspaper publisher and editor.