Pine Ridge School

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 78
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5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
  • Address
  • 9505 Williston Rd
  • Williston, VT 05495
  • Phone
  • (802) 434-6911

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School Description

Pine Ridge School enrolls 78 high school students from grades 9-12. It is located in Williston, VT, which is a medium sized city with a median household income of $59,859.

School Operational Details
  • Special Education
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 175
  • School Hours Per Day: 6
School Associations
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
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6 reviews for Pine Ridge School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on September 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • a question for phil..i think this was a school i attended a long, long time ago but i am not sure...i would have been to this school (if it the one) from about 1970-1972..i do remember someone by the name of harry and i also remember someone else...so my question is: do you remember someone by the name of "virgil osborn"?
  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 19, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hello, my name is Phil, or Dr. Phil, no, not the guy on the talk show. I can say that its really sad that Pine Ridge School closed all because of bad management in the last two or three years while the school was in existence.

    I was one of the first students that attended Pine Ridge School when it opened its doors in September or 1968; I left the school in June of 1969 to head back to California. At that time the cost of the school’s tuition was $8K a year. I knew Howard Delano and his family quite well, as well as Mr. Gardner (Mr. Delano’s financial partner). Mr. Delano had the educational skills and Mr. Gardner was the financial brain in making the school run. Both Howard and Hoppy Gardner made Pine Ridge the successful school it was over the years.

    According to my sources that I have talk to about the latest news on Pine Ridge, the board members want $3.5 million dollars for the entire place. The school is in real need of repair. The board wants to pay off $2.5 million dollars loan at the bank; the other part $1.0 million is to pay off a line of credit that they took out three years prior. I also heard that they want to sub divide the property putting in Condos, and single-family dwelling homes.

    I’m sure that a lot of you don’t realize that Pine Ridge is a historical place; the old Round Hill Inn (main building) was there before and when Pine Ridge took it over. There are few buildings that are historic. But to develop Pine Ridge would be a big mistake. Maybe it should be made for senior citizens and not another school? With the recession and the banks not even leading to business, it’s going to be hard for someone to purchase the school.

    If anyone has taken pictures after it has closed or can show the disrepair that it needs, I surely would love to see the photos.

    In the meantime, all we can do is think about the memories we did have at the school.

    Phil
    September 1968 to June 1969.

  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 04, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hi there,
    I wrote a review on another link in response to someone. For some reason it didn't post??

    I also wrote a review here on this page which did post. However, it states on the website ( the purple link with 5 stars) that only one review has been posted...

    Maybe it was a computer glitch? Technology these days!
    I would greatly appreciate someone such as the online administrator or someone else to let me know why this is occuring. She/he may have alot more knowledge and expertise in the area of computers than I do ..

    Thats an understatement. Lol.

    Thank you so much for your time. Any information you may have will be helpful.

    I wrote quickly. I apologize for grammatical errors

    Erin Mckenna--Stroup

  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hi Susan! Ofcourse I remeber you. Lol!Im sorry its taken so long to get back to you. Im pretty busy.
    I hope things are going well for you??

    In answer to your question regarding reunions at Pine Rige, I really have no idea when theyre might be one. I would continue checking ALL the websites regarding the closure of the school.

    Im sure they'll have something planned at some point so I wouldn't worry too much.

    I wanted to add that even though the school has closed, it doesnt mean that your memories of Pine Ridge have died. You will always have them to hold on to.

    Everything changes. Schools close, friends/family move away, people grow up, etc. It happens and is a fact of life...
    I chose to not rate the school this time because I dont have all the facts regarding this controversy. I am aware the school has changed alot--but can not speak for others who went there even when I was attending either.In short, every one has their own experience to tell. My personal experience was a 5.
    Anyway, Take care, ok!

    Erin McKenna--Stroup '94
  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hi Erin,
    Remember me, it's Susan Aspinwall. I'm glad to hear that everything is going well for you. This is a message for everyone in general who had a connection to the school in some form.
    I do know one thing, and that is, because of this controversy surrounding the school's closing, I cannot form a definative opinion on this who deal. What I am going to say is, one, yes I am geniuely sad that the school is no longer there for past staff and students to come back to, I am also sad for the future students with learning problems who will have one less option to go to as far as schools go, at least as far as quality goes, to improve their lives.
    On the other hand, I think I speak on behalf of a lot of former students who say they that they are grateful for everything that they received there. I know that my life is richer because of the time that I spent there.

    Sincerly, Susan Aspinwall '95
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 28, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hi Everyone, Its a shame that PRS is closing. It is a great school.

    I am not sure what all the facts are as to why the school is closing because there is much controversy.

    However, I think it's critical to let ones voice be heard so Im giving a review just like all of you are posting your comments.

    Pine Ridge does not send out perceptions anymore so Ill give a brief synopsis of what Im doing.

    I received my Masters certificate in Health management and am working as a patient advocate in the NPAF ( National patient advocate Foundation) also known as Americas healthy care act. I love it! I continue to sing p/t in caberets, charity, and other events when I have some time. I was pleased to be published in the health care review regarding health reform and Universal health care.
    I enjoy talking and writing to congress regarding the health care crisis.

    In closing, I wish evryone well and consider Pine Ridge to have been of great help to me and so many others.

    Pine Ridge helped me in several ways. The staff created an extremely comfortable learning environment. I always felt comfortable being myself and could approach them with any questions I had. I think it should be noted that PRS adhered to its principles, and made sure the student was its first priority and therefore will always be remembered.

    Im glad everyone is making their voices heard!

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 78
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 10.6
    Full-Time Teachers: 10
    Part-Time Teachers: 1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 7.4
  • Percent Minority Students: 11.5%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 58 (74.4%)
  • Females: 20 (25.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Pine Ridge School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian11.3%
Black11.3%
Asian45.1%
Hispanic33.8%
White6988.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Pine Ridge School
  Number Percent
9th Grade1721.8%
10th Grade1721.8%
11th Grade2126.9%
12th Grade2329.5%
Source: VT Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010
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