Duffield STEAM Initiative
Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workplace
The Duffield STEAM Initiative has made possible state-of-the-art renovations and enhancements to Ridgewood High School (RHS) to support the growing needs of its robust curricular program designed to prepare students for the 21st-century workplace through hands-on experiences. Three large-scale improvement projects under this umbrella initiative are the Innovation & Makerspace Lab, the Media Lab - TV & Recording Studio, and the Culinary Arts Lab. Through the generous gift of the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, RHS students will reap significant benefits for years to come. Aligned with the district’s vision of instilling a passion and drive for lifelong learning by developing key “habits of learning” (critical thinking, empathy, creativity, and resilience), the Duffield STEAM Initiative directly supports the development of these essential qualities that contribute to success in academic pursuits, career, and citizenship.