News from Rye Country Day

Meet Cathie Bischoff, RCDS STEAM coordinator and Science Department Chair. Ms. Bischoff is passionate about finding ways for RCDS students to draw connections across the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math disciplines.
On a recent Saturday, members of the Upper School cross country team participated in the International Coastal Cleanup Day at Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye.
Rye Country Day faculty pursue many avenues of professional development, including staying informed about current research. Here, several faculty members discuss books they read over the summer that have already had an impact on their work as educators.
On October 14, we proudly announced Advancing a Tradition of Excellence, a capital campaign that will shape Rye Country Day School's future. Learn more:
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Lower School Principal Column - October
Upper School Principal Column - October
Laura Festo, our Pre-K teacher, inspires a love of reading in her students early in the year. She uses the Sulzby Method, based on research that shows that emerging readers benefit from repeated storybook reading.

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Our Values

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.

The RCDS Wildcats

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.


Through your gift to RCDS, you are ensuring access to an excellent and innovative education for generations to come.
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