Principal's Message

Welcome to Orchard School!

Mission Statement

At Orchard School, staff, administration, parents and children 
are committed to providing a positive safe community 
in which each individual can discover and develop his or her 
academic, creative, social, and emotional potential.

The whole child is valued and respected. Each individual 
is expected to use his or her unique strengths 
to contribute to the community 
of the school and society.

I am so proud to be the principal at Orchard Elementary School! Orchard School has a terrific reputation within the Ridgewood Public Schools as a caring, community school that offers a spirit of warmth and cooperation. School staff members, parents, and students work together to provide an academically challenging curriculum and culturally rich environment for all of our children.

My time in Ridgewood began in the summer of 2015.  Prior to working at Orchard School, I served as an elementary principal from 2010-2015, in the neighboring Westwood Regional School District. Prior to that, I was a district supervisor, and classroom teacher for grades 1 and 3. Lucky for me, I love what I do, and remain as excited to work with students every day as I was on day one.

I invite you to access the various areas of our website to find information relative to Orchard and the Ridgewood Public Schools. Parents are encouraged to refer to the Policies/Procedures Handbook, as many of your questions can be answered here. You will find important links on our homepage as well.

It has always been my policy to have an open door for students, staff, parents, and community members. I invite you all to contact me at any time, with questions, concerns, or comments. I look forward to a terrific school year and wish you all the best for 2022-23!

Mary K. Ferreri

Principal, Orchard Elementary School
230 Demarest Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
[email protected]