• Chestnut Ridge Mission

    Chestnut Ridge Middle School, one of two middle schools in the East Ramapo Central School District, welcomes approximately 550 pupils. The school serves students in grades 7 and 8, including more than 30 distinct nationalities.

    Chestnut Ridge is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School.  As members of the East Ramapo Central School District, our mission along with the International Baccalaureate is to educate the whole child by providing a Healthy, Safe, Supportive, Engaging, and Challenging learning environment.  The International Baccalaureate Organization will work with our school to create a rigorous program encouraging students to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners through the Learner Profile.



    We will become proficient in all that we do.


    Efficacy Principles

    1. Smart is not something you are. Smart is something you get.

    2. Thoughts determine your actions.

    3. Think You Can * Work Hard *Get Smart.

    4. The Learning Zone is where you get smart.

    5. In everything you do, “Find Out How Great You Can Be”. (FOHGYCB).

    6. Feedback tells you where your Learning Zone is and how hard you have to work.

    7. The Step-by-Step Method is a way of working hard to get better.

    8. Use Feedback!  Think You Can!  Keep Moving Out!

    9. Overcome Internal and External obstacles.

    10.  Listen to your Strong Side and make it powerful.


    Adapted from the Efficacy InstituteAll the Way Up ...And Beyond!