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Principal's Message:

Welcome to Park Ridge Jr. / Sr. High School! Here at PRHS our educational goals are grounded in the belief that each student possesses unique talents, potential, and the capacity for growth. We are dedicated to fostering a learning environment that promotes academic excellence, character development, and the holistic well-being of our students.

We recognize that every student is different and, therefore, embrace a student-centered approach. Our educators strive to understand each student's learning style, strengths, and areas for growth. This individualized approach allows us to tailor instruction to meet the diverse needs of our student body.

We understand that education extends well beyond the classroom. We are committed to nurturing the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of our students. Through a well-rounded curriculum and a variety of extracurricular activities, we aim to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in their future endeavors.

We believe in creating a school community that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity. Respect for differences and the appreciation of various perspectives are integral to our philosophy. By fostering an inclusive environment, we prepare students to thrive in a global society and contribute positively to the world around them.

We hold ourselves to high standards of academic excellence and expect the same from our students. Our rigorous curriculum challenges students to think critically, communicate effectively, and develop a lifelong love of learning. We encourage a growth mindset that embraces challenges as opportunities for intellectual and personal development.

Beyond academic achievement, we place a strong emphasis on character education. Our goal is to instill in our students values such as integrity, responsibility, empathy, and resilience. We believe that a well-rounded education includes the development of strong character traits that will serve our students well throughout their lives.

Our aim is to prepare students not only for success in higher education but also for meaningful and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom. We emphasize the development of essential skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and adaptability, to ensure our students are well-equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.

At PRHS, we are committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond textbooks and tests, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and empowering students to reach their full potential. Together, as a collaborative community, we strive to create an environment where students can flourish academically, socially, and personally.

I am extremely proud to be a member of the Park Ridge School District!  I know that working together, we will uphold the high standards and values for which our school has come to be known. I look forward to continuing to improve and striving to build integrity and stellar reputations far into the future.

Troy Lederman, Principal of Park Ridge High School

Troy Lederman
Jessica Rotella
Assistant to the Principal 
By Phone: 201-573-6000 x5110

David Tashian
Assistant Principal
Michelle Waldorf
Assistant to the Assistant Principal
By Phone: 201-573-6000 x5130