Ridgeway college is an independent, multi-cultural, co-educational secondary school, situated in Louis Trichardt, at the foot of the Soutpansberg Mountains in Limpopo Province. It lies within the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve recently proclaimed by UNESCO, an area of scenic beauty and wide and exciting bio-diversity.
The College was founded in 1999 to provide a quality, affordable, independent, English-medium educational opportunity in Louis Trichardt. The first few years were spent in a house in the town and the College moved to its present, purpose-built campus in 2002.
The infrastructure has been steadily developed since 2002 to include laboratories, additional classrooms, a library and basic sporting facilities. The buildings are simple and functional in keeping with the College's commitment to conservation of the environment.
The college his primarily a day school but does have a small boarding facility and is moving towards expanding this.
There is one class per grade other than in Form I (Grade 8), the first year, where parallel classes operate in most subjects. Classes are kept to a maximum of 27.
Admission is dependent on the student's ability and background as assessed in a series of tests.
Ridgeway students have an excellent record of success in obtaining admission to the Universities of their choice and coming away with very good degrees.