East Ramapo is nationally renowned for the excellence of its offerings and the achievement of its staff and students. There are more Nationally Board Certified teachers in East Ramapo than any other district in the Lower Hudson Valley Region. As a lighthouse district in many academic areas, East Ramapo has long been in the forefront of providing quality education. This begins in the earliest grades, which provides the foundation for a program of studies at the secondary level which is second to none.
At the elementary level, for example, our computer curriculum guide has been nationally recommended and purchased by scores of school systems around the country, while our Vision of Technology program has been replicated by countless others.
Our gifted and talented education program, which begins in grade 1, also offers separate, enriched programs for those who exhibit talent in the area of music and art. Our district's critical thinking skills program, which has been infused into the curriculum in each subject area at the earliest elementary levels, has been observed by professionals across the country as well as from Canada seeking to replicate this program.
At the secondary level, the breadth of East Ramapo's course offerings is simply breathtaking. From grade 7 to grade 12, the district offers courses in English, social studies, math, business education, and various areas of technology, science, and many others in the field of art, human ecology, music, and physical education.
Dedicated to arts education and enriching curriculum, the district was selected in 2007 as one of the 100 Best Communities for Music by the American Music Conference.