Ridgway is a borough in and the county seat of Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.65 square miles (6.9 km2), 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (1.9%) of it water.
Ridgway houses two school systems in the borough and township. The Ridgway Area School District and St. Leo's Catholic School make up Ridgway's school systems.
Ridgway Area School District:
Ridgway Area School District (RASD), has two buildings used to educate. There is an elementary and a middle/high school building. The Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School is located on Boot Jack Hill in Ridgway Township. IU9 preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade are the grade levels available for students. The Ridgway Area Middle/High School is located at 1403 Hill Street in Ridgway. Although one building, the middle school and high school students are separated by two floors. Students at the middle school level, grades six through eight, are on the bottom floor, while students at the high school level, grades nine to twelve, are on the upper floor. The athletic team is known as the Elkers, in reference to Ridgway being the county seat for Elk County.