Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, offering a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors.
The School expects and promotes moral responsibility and strives to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. The goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.
RCDS is a place where it is cool to be smart and where opportunities are almost limitless. The dress code is relaxed, but the community’s sense of hard work and values is clear. Beyond academics, athletics, arts, and community service at RCDS, there is a remarkable breadth of clubs, trips, and activities that augment the student’s experience.
Rye Country Day School Academics
Small classes of only 18 students, and a uniquely low overall student to teacher ratio of 1:9
In homerooms, lead teachers and assistant teachers collaborate to build a strong learning community and deliver instruction based in math, social studies, and language arts. In their “specials,” students discover music, creative art, science, physical education, computer science, library, and, beginning in second grade, French or Spanish. Each year, students engage in projects that cross disciplines, using their learning from multiple subjects to solve a problem or create a project, deepening their understanding and interest.
Acting as a bridge between the Lower and Upper Schools, the Middle School reinforces and applies previously learned skills and stimulates each student’s emerging ability to think abstractly and reason logically. The program emphasizes the development of healthy work and study habits to ensure success with the increasing demands of academic studies, and it offers students the opportunity to explore and make choices as they mature.
Grades 9 through 12 at Rye Country Day School are a time for you to discover your passions, explore new opportunities, and pursue interests to depths unavailable elsewhere. At RCDS, you will think, create, and contribute every day in a community with people who will challenge you and, more importantly, support you.