Ridgewood Preparatory School

The Ridgewood Preparatory School for boys was founded in 1948 by Ottis O. Stuckey and Albert J. Kern. Its first campus was located at 221 North Line Avenue in Old Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. Originally restricted to boys, the school became coeducational in 1952. Ridgewood moved to its present location, 201 Pasadena Avenue, in Metairie, in 1972.

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Main Building for Ridgewood Prep, 1948

Main Building for Ridgewood Prep, 1948

221 North Line, Old Metairie View File Details Page

Pool for the primary school boys

Pool for the primary school boys

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Loggia, looking from the Library

Loggia, looking from the Library

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Gardens and Fountains

Gardens and Fountains

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Wishing Well, 1948

Wishing Well, 1948

The wishing well is the one part of the original campus that remains part of Ridgewood today. It accompanied the school when it moved in 1972 to its present location, 201 Pasadena Avenue, Metairie. View File Details Page

School Grounds, 1948

School Grounds, 1948

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Senior Patio, 1948

Senior Patio, 1948

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Entrance Hall, 1948

Entrance Hall, 1948

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Main Entrance to Ridgewood, 1948

Main Entrance to Ridgewood, 1948

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Recreation Building, 1948

Recreation Building, 1948

Each morning the first Headmaster, Ottis O. Stuckey, addressed the entire school from the balcony. View File Details Page

Cite this Page:

Daniel Verrett, “Ridgewood Preparatory School ,” New Orleans Historical, accessed March 27, 2017, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/270.

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