News from Rye Country Day

The 101 members of the senior class will matriculate at 53 colleges this fall, with 22 schools welcoming two or more RCDS students. Congratulations to the Class of 2016. They are well prepared for this next chapter in their lives, and all of us at RCDS wish them the very best and invite them to return "home" often.
Congratulations to the Class of 2024 on "moving up" to the Middle School! Your teachers, parents, and friends are so proud of your many accomplishments.
Headmaster Scott Nelson, faculty, and staff gathered for an annual celebration to recognize the milestones and accomplishments of Rye Country Day School employees.
Members of the RCDS Class of 2020 celebrated the conclusion of their Middle School Years and the beginning of their tenure as Upper Schoolers. Congratulations! Photography by Aurelie Graillot Studio.
Students, parents, faculty, alumni, and administrators came together for Prize Day, an annual gathering during which book awards, department prizes, and all school awards are bestowed.
At the annual Blue & Gold Dinner on June 1, the members of the Class of 2016 were welcomed into the RCDS Alumni Association, an organization that dates back almost 150 years. The seniors will soon be part of a community of Rye Country Day graduates who live throughout the country and in all corners of the globe, who are leaders in every industry, and who extend the School's motto - Not for Self, But for Service - across the world.
"Voice - snap - point - look!" At RCDS, Upper School OPIs (Oral Proficiency Interns) work with modern language teachers to develop drills and dialogues that they then bring to other language-learning students in all three divisions. This community-building program creates cross-divisional opportunities for foreign language learning, and serves as one of many examples of students taking ownership of the learning that happens at RCDS. The rapid-paced, theatrical, and creative Rassias Method allows the student mentors to enliven and enrich the language curriculum in all three RCDS divisions.
The songs, costumes, and poems in the Grade 2 Immigration Play brought the immigrant experience to life. Congratulations to the classroom teachers, Corey Rubel, our drama teacher, and the students.
Three student leaders of Focal Point, the Upper School student photography publication, delivered 30 framed photographs to Furniture Sharehouse, a non-profit organization that provides needy individuals and families with the basic household furnishings they need to rebuild their lives.

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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, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility, and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.

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About RCDS

We are a Pre-K through Grade 12 co-educational independent day school dedicated to inspiring excellence with a purpose.


Academics at RCDS are demanding. They are also stimulating, inventive, exciting, and fun.


Our School motto, "Not for Self, but for Service," is at the heart of everything we do.


Dedicated faculty and outstanding facilities inspire passions for dance, music, theater, and visual arts.


Physical education is a critical component of an RCDS education, and the Wildcats play on 72 interscholastic teams.


The best way to get to know us is to visit campus. Please attend an Open House, or schedule a visit by calling 914-925-4513.


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