Mission Statement

Our mission at Nelson Ridge is to provide a safe, stimulating environment to nurture student academic and social growth. We strive to provide a curriculum aligned with the standards set forth by the state and based upon sound educational practices. We will foster the home-school relationship through school communications, parental involvement, and parent education. 

  Welcome to Nelson Ridge

2470 Nelson Road
New Lenox, IL 60451

Principal:   Megan Baldermann
Assistant Principal:  Kathie Fiorillo
School Office Hours:   6:30am  - 3:15pm
Phone: 815-462-2870     Fax: 815-462-2880
Nurse Phone:   815-462-7809

  Important Dates

Valen"kinds" Spirit Week

  • Feb 12 - Neon Day: Brighten someone's day with a kind note or picture.
  • Feb 13 - Yellow Day: Share a joke with a classmate to make them smile.
  • Feb 14 - Red/Pink Day: Be "red-y" to compliment someone today. 
  • Feb 15 - Choose Kindness at Nelson Ridge Day: Wear kindness wear or Nelson Ridge spirit wear. 


  • February 16 School Improvement Day - 1/2 day
  • February 19 Holiday - No School
  • April 10th - YEARBOOK online sale ends