The clear blue sky and verdant green represent our warm climate and beautiful setting in the foothills of the magnificent Soutpansberg.
The majestic baobab trees stand as firm sentinels of strength and beauty in our environment.
The hand holding a golden quill is in the foreground as it is the focus of all we do. It symbolises education and represents the concept of education at one with nature. In keeping with this philosophy, we are an accredited Eco School.
Our motto is a simple one. We strive to instill in our learners a sense of self and to empower them to believe in the attainment of their dreams. We are blessed to have our schools in such a lovely space where our learners can range freely and grow in an environment which is natural, harmonious, uncomplicated and clean.
Ridgeway Preparatory School was founded in 1997 in a church hall. It then moved briefly to a Masonic building and then finally to the current site on the outskirts of town. The setting, in the natural bush, is quite spectacular. The quaint classroom bungalows and large grounds foster an awareness of the environment whilst providing a nurturing space for pupils to learn and grow.
The College was founded with 30 children in an old farmhouse at the Prep (the current IT Room) in 1999 . It then moved to a house in town until May 2002 when we moved to the current premises in Leeu Street. The numbers had by then swelled to 80.
The two schools merged in 2013 to ensure sustainability. Ridgeway College was a Cambridge school from its inception to 2019, with the seniors writing IGCSE and AS examinations. The College received top achievement awards each year. In 2015, the College ran IEB and AS concurrently until 2019, when the last cohort of AS candidates wrote their final examination. We are now an IEB school. Whilst we have always focused on academics, we have dramatically improved in our sporting ventures. In particular, our athletics has emerged as a strength to be reckoned with (despite our small numbers).
We strive to be a centre of academic excellence in the Limpopo Province, advancing ideals of mutual respect, service, leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and an appreciation for the environment. We aim to extend our unique influence throughout our region, especially to those excluded for socio-economic reasons.