News from Rye Country Day

The SET (Saturday Enrichment and Tutorial) program is a tuition-free, academic enrichment program whose goal is to improve English literacy skills for students in Grades 1 - 4. SET classes are taught by a team of trained RCDS Upper School student mentors who use curriculum developed by Lower School faculty members.
This morning, Headmaster Scott Nelson welcomed the Brown University Football team to RCDS. Mr. Nelson, a former captain of the Brown Football team, was happy to offer them the RCDS field for a quick practice in preparation for their game against Columbia this evening.
AP European History students are working on a year-long project in which they make self-portraits (ie, taking "selfies") in the artistic style of the period they are studying. For each portrait, students write an explanation of their piece and how it relates to specific themes and artistic techniques of the time. By the end of the year, students will have a portfolio of "selfies" through time. The first time period they studied was the Renaissance, and a few of the students have graciously agreed to allow their photos to be posted online.
Alumni Alex Breinin '08 and Caroline Breinin '11 spoke to the 5th grade about the Wema Children's Centre in Bungoma, Kenya. Wema is a community-based school located in an area with among the highest poverty and HIV/AIDS rates in Kenya, and the school was founded to give poor and orphaned children a home and high quality education.
On Saturday, Lower School families and faculty gathered for a day of service at Rye Nature Center. A fun day was had by all, and it was great to see our youngest students living the School's motto: Not for Self, But for Service.

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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.


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