Summer Programs

Summer Session



Summer Session

Middle & Upper School

Classes meet Monday through Friday. Classes will not meet on July 4, 2017.

Courses meet for three, four, or six week sessions, depending on the course. Dates and times are noted in each course description.

The Rye Country Day Summer Session offers a student the opportunity to develop areas of special interest, explore new ideas, earn advance credit, or review subjects that need strengthening. Rye Country Day School is an accredited, coeducational, college-preparatory school. The Summer Session is open to qualified students from any school.

Class size generally ranges from 4 to 12 students.

Minimum enrollment for a course is four. If there are fewer than four students enrolled in a course, the course will not be offered.

Need Assistance?

Director of Summer Session
Kyle Mitschele
Telephone: (914) 925-4511
summersession@ryecountryday.org

Plan Ahead

In the meantime, Plan ahead and browse the course offerings for Summer Session 2017.

Math Skills, Grades 5-6

June 26 – July 21
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

This course is offered to build skills and enrich mathematical understanding in students entering grades five and six. Topics covered include whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, multiplying and dividing mixed numbers, decimals, geometry, and measurement.

Course Fee: $850

Math Skills, Grades 7-8

June 26 – July 21
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This course is offered to build skills and enrich mathematical understanding in students entering grades seven and eight. Topics covered include properties of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers; ratios, proportions and percentages; integers, algebraic concepts, geometry, and measurement.

Course Fee: $850

Reading/Study Skills, Grades 5-6

June 26 – July 21
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This developmental reading course includes work on four reading skills: pre-viewing, recognizing main ideas, identifying major and minor ideas, and recall. Vocabulary enrichment and practice in the study skills of outlining and summarizing will form a substantial part of the course. Students read textbooks and fiction material to develop and improve basic reading and comprehension skills.

This course is open to students entering grades five and six.

Course Fee: $850

Reading/Study Skills, Grades 7-8

June 26 – July 21
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A primary focus of the class will be reading for main idea and supporting details, in order to help further build and develop comprehension and recall of the text. Vocabulary enrichment and practice in the study skills of outlining and summarizing will form a substantial part of the course. Students read textbooks and fiction material to develop and improve basic reading and comprehension skills.

This course is open to students entering grades seven and eight.

Course Fee: $850

Writing Workshop, Grades 5-6

June 26 – August 4
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The objective of Writing Workshop is the development/improvement of the student's ability to produce a sound, effective written piece ranging from paragraphs to short essays (test-type questions) and longer papers. Attention will be given to all steps of the writing process, including effective outlining, generating a thesis statement/claim, sentence and paragraph structure, selection and use of supporting information, proofreading, and revising.
Students are grouped according to grade levels and will work both collaboratively and individually throughout the course. It is important to note that the full benefit of the course comes with attendance for the full length of the program.

Students will complete much of the work in class, but there will be regular homework.

Course Fee: $1025

Writing Workshop, Grades 7-9

June 26 – August 4
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The objective of Writing Workshop is the development/improvement of the student's ability to produce a sound, effective written piece ranging from paragraphs to short essays (test-type questions) and longer papers. Attention will be given to all steps of the writing process, including effective outlining, generating a thesis statement/claim, sentence and paragraph structure, selection and use of supporting information, proofreading, and revising.

Students are grouped according to grade levels and will work both collaboratively and individually throughout the course. It is important to note that the full benefit of the course comes with attendance for the full length of the program.

Students will complete much of the work in class, but there will be regular homework.

Course Fee: $1025

Writing Workshop, Grades 10-12

June 26 – August 4
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The objective of Writing Workshop is the development/improvement of the student's ability to produce a sound, effective written piece ranging from paragraphs to short essays (test-type questions) and longer papers. Attention will be given to all steps of the writing process, including effective outlining, generating a thesis statement/claim, sentence and paragraph structure, selection and use of supporting information, proofreading, and revising.
Students are grouped according to grade levels and will work both collaboratively and individually throughout the course. It is important to note that the full benefit of the course comes with attendance for the full length of the program.

Students will complete much of the work in class, but there will be regular homework.

Course Fee: $1025

Algebra I

June 26 – August 4
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This course includes the following topics: properties of real numbers and their applications, linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, exponents, radicals, factoring, rational expressions, solving quadratic equations including the quadratic formula, and graphing in the coordinate plane. Emphasis is placed on developing strong skills and independent thinking.

Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Algebra I. The text used is Common Core Standards aligned, so students required to take the Algebra I Regents (CCSS) exam will be prepared.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Algebra I should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $3850

Algebra Boot Camp

July 24 – August 4
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This class is a refresher course for students who have had a year of Algebra. We will review at least 20 key topics taught in Algebra classes. Intended for the student who never felt that they learned all the concepts deeply enough or have forgotten important concepts, this course can provide a great opportunity to practice and strengthen needed skills for Algebra 2 before September. Competency in Algebra is fundamental for moving on to the next level in math, and we will use this course as an opportunity to (re)build these core skills.

Course Fee: $850

Geometry

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 4
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

This course studies the properties of plane figures including parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent and similar triangles, polygons, circles, right triangle trigonometry, areas, and volumes, as well as introductions to solid and coordinate geometry. Throughout the course, the student's ability to develop and present formal proofs is systematically strengthened and expanded through the use of inductive and deductive reasoning. A review of Algebra 1 is included, using equations based on geometric theorems.

Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Geometry. The text used is Common Core Standards aligned, so students required to take the Geometry Regents (CCSS) exam will be prepared.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Geometry should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $3850

Algebra II/Trigonometry

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 4
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

This course includes a study of linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions, systems of equations in two and three variables, inequalities, complex numbers, variation, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions, including applications.

Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Algebra II/Trigonometry. The text used is Common Core Standards aligned, so students required to take the Algebra II Regents (CCSS) exam will be prepared.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Algebra II/Trigonometry should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $3850

Pre-Calculus

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 4
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

This course extends the content of algebra through advanced-level consideration of various functions and develops skill in mathematical analysis. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions are considered along with the study of analytic geometry, polar coordinates, and sequences and series. Open to all students. The course is designed for students who have not yet taken Pre-Calculus.

Non-RCDS students seeking credit or placement for their work from their school should follow the instructions for “Seeking Credit/Placement” while registering through the Registration Portal.

RCDS Students seeking enrollment in Precalculus should discuss their summer goals with the Principal before submitting registration.

Course Fee: $3850

Classical Mythology Workshop, Grades 7-8

JUNE 26 – July 14
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this course, students will read, discuss, interpret, and adapt stories from classical mythology as told to us by the Ancient Greek poets Homer and Hesiod. Student knowledge and understanding will be increased through participatory methods such as creative writing, dramatic reading, and structured improvisation exercises. A sense of respect and appreciation for diverse perspectives, cultures, and people will be fostered.

There will be daily homework consisting of short reading assignments.

The course is designed for students entering grades 7 and 8.

Course Fee: $850

Comparative Mythology - Creation Stories, Grades 10-12

July 17 – August 4
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this course, students will read, discuss, analyze, and evaluate the different ways in which civilizations explain their origins. Student knowledge and understanding will be increased through participatory methods such as student-led learning segments, and small group presentations. A sense of respect and appreciation for diverse perspectives, cultures and people will be fostered.

There will be daily homework consisting of short reading and/or writing assignments.

This course is designed for students entering grades 10-12.

Course Fee: $850

Classical Art and Mythology, Grades 9-12

JULY 17 – AUGUST 4
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this course, students will explore Ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture through the lens of mythology. Using translations of Hesiod's Theogony, the Homeric Hymns, and Ovid's Metamorphoses, students will learn about the mythological tradition surrounding each of the major Olympian gods and goddesses and a few of the minor Greek and Roman deities. They will also discover how the Ancient Greeks and Romans depicted these myths artistically on vases, in temples, and through statuary.

Daily homework will consist of short reading assignments. Students will also give a presentation on a myth depicted by a piece of artwork as a part of their final project.

Open to students entering grades 9-12.

Course Fee: $850

Health

JUNE 26 – JULY 21
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

The Health course offers practical knowledge and skills to help students make thoughtful decisions. Lectures and discussions include topics on nutrition, decision-making, eating disorders, chemical awareness, human anatomy, human sexuality, relationships and HIV education.

This course satisfies the RCDS Health requirement for students in grade 10.

Course Fee: $1400

SAT Preparation

July 10 – August 4
Mondays – Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Summer Session is once more partnering with Summit Educational to offer our SAT Preparation Class. This course will cover general test-taking strategies with a focus on strengthening core skills. Mathematics topics covered will include: Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Evidence-Based Reading & Writing topics covered will include: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Rhetorical Analysis and the Essay. Frequent practice tests are administered and reviewed throughout the program. Our course has been specifically designed to give your child all the academic skills and strategies he or she will need on test day.

The opportunity to sit for an entire, timed, practice exam at Summit Educational Group's Westchester Office may be arranged through the instructor at the time of the course's completion.

Course Fee: $1525

ACT Preparation

July 10 – August 4
Mondays – Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Summer Session is partnering with Summit Educational to offer our ACT Preparation Class. This course will cover general test-taking strategies with a focus on strengthening core skills. Topics will be covered in English, Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science. Frequent practice tests are administered and reviewed throughout the program. Our course has been specifically designed to give your child all the academic skills and strategies he or she will need on test day.

The opportunity to sit for an entire, timed, practice exam at Summit Educational Group's Westchester Office may be arranged through the instructor at the time of the course's completion.

Course Fee: $1525

Driver’s Education

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 4

Lecture classes:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Driving Times:
In-car sessions are arranged by Formula One based on your stated preference when you register of three of the following six options:

Mon/Fri/Sat: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Mon/Fri/Sat: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The driver’s education program offers classroom instruction and automobile experience taught by certified instructors from the Formula One Driving School in Mamaroneck, NY and fulfills New York State and insurance requirements for driver education. The course is open to students sixteen years of age or older as of the start of the course. Minimum enrollment in this course is 16 with a maximum enrollment of 36. The course will not be offered if the minimum enrollment is not obtained by June 9.

To register for driver's education, complete the online registration, which will add your name to our database. Two supplemental forms must be submitted to complete registration:

1) RCDS Summer Session Health form: This gives us the requisite health information. A parent or a guardian must complete this form.

2) Driver's Education Registration Form: This form must be signed on both pages, and you must choose three of eight possible arrangements for driving times.

Formula One assigns driving times and makes every effort to accommodate the preferences stated on the registration form, however, this is not always possible. Driving times will be assigned and communicated to registrants by Formula One at the close of the registration period.

Course Fee: $825

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Wildcat Mini-Camps



Wildcat Mini-Camps

Lower & Middle School

June 12 - June 23, 2017
Mondays - Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Early Bird Program is open to all campers. It is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. while camp is in session.

The perfect way to make the transition from school to summer is to participate with friends and RCDS teachers in Rye Country Day School’s Wildcat Mini-Camp. These camps are open to all Rye Country Day students and run for two weeks after the close of the academic year.

Need Assistance?

Mini-Camp Coordinator

(914)-967-1417 (ext. 4427)

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead and browse the Mini-Camp Brochure.

Mini-Camp Brochure (PDF)

Registration Portal

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June Sports Camps



June Sports Camps

Middle & Upper School

June 12 - June 16, 2017
Monday through Friday, times vary

At the start of every summer, Rye Country Day athletes have the opportunity to participate in an intensive week of training with a Rye Country Day coach for a specific sport.

Overview

A minimum number of athletes is required for each session to run; if that number is not met, you will be reimbursed for the cost of the program. Tuition for June Sports Camps will be charged to students' school accounts.

Need Assistance?

For more information about a specific session please contact the camp coach

Faculty / Staff Directory

Plan Ahead

Plan ahead and browser our summer 2017 offerings.

Middle School Camps

Middle School Football

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: John Calandros
Required Equipment: Helmet and shoulder pads (provided by school)

Middle School Girls' Soccer

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Alin Andrei
Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards.

Middle School Boys' Soccer

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Cristiano Pereira
Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards

Middle School Boys' Basketball

For grades 7 and 8 only

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Brendan Barile
Required Equipment: Basketball Sneakers.

Middle School Girls' Basketball

For grades 7 and 8 only

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of participants: 10
Coach: Scotty Nails
Required Equipment: Basketball Sneakers.

Middle School Boys' and Girls' Fencing

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Director: Joe Rue

Description: The Summer Fencing Camp is aimed at fencers with some experience who would like the opportunity to have lessons and fence in the off season. It will be good preparation leading into the next Season.

Required Equipment: a mask, a jacket, an underarm, a glove, a body cord and a foil. Provided (if needed)

Upper School Camps

Girls' Soccer

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Coach: Alin Andrei

Description: This program is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in playing soccer in the fall season. Players will be placed in a training group for the week to work with a professional coach. This is an intense week of technical and tactical training in a fun environment.

Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards.

Boys' Soccer

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Director: Cristiano Pereira

Description: This program is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in playing soccer in the fall season. Players will be placed in a training group for the week to work with a professional coach. This is an intense week of technical and tactical training in a fun environment.

Required Equipment: Cleats and shin guards.

Girls' Basketball

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Coach: Scotty Nails

Description: An offensive basketball player must be able to Pass, Dribble and Shoot. The coaches are excited to help motivated players improve their overall offensive game. Creative stations, shooting contests and mini-games will drive this dynamic curriculum.

Required Equipment: basketball sneakers

Boys' Basketball

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Director: Brendan Barile

Description: An offensive basketball player must be able to Pass, Dribble and Shoot. The coaches are excited to help motivated players improve their overall offensive game. Creative stations, shooting contests and mini-games will drive this dynamic curriculum.

Required Equipment: basketball sneakers.

Field Hockey

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Director: Georgette Summers

Description: The RCDS Field hockey program is excited to offer our June camp. The camp goals are to provide a positive teaching environment that allows each athlete to improve her individual skills and understand game concepts while enjoying the game of field hockey.

Required Equipment: goggles, mouthguard, field hockey stick, shin guards.

Girls' & Boys' Fencing

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 10
Director: Joe Rue

Description: The Summer Fencing Camp is aimed at fencers with some experience who would like the opportunity to have lessons and fence in the off season. It will be good preparation leading into the next Season.

Required Equipment: a mask, a jacket, an underarm, a glove, a body cord and a foil (provided by the school).

Wrestling

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Minimum number of athletes: 8
Director: Rich Knazik

Description: The RCDS “School of Wrestling” is designed for those interested in upping their game and correcting any flaws they may have. We will evaluate each individual in multiple categories through video analysis. This is an opportunity to master that really cool move and/or get a better understanding for the basics.

Required Equipment: head gear and wrestling shoes.

Football

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuition: $350
Minimum number of athletes: 20
Director: John Calandros

Description: Coach John Calandros and his staff will provide both individual and team instruction for boys entering grades 9-12. This is a special opportunity for players to learn specific positions and team play. Players will be taught offense, defense, special teams and decision-making concepts. These skills and concepts will carry over into the next football season. Overall football knowledge and techniques will be stressed. Each player will receive personal attention, including individual skills that relate to his particular position.

Required Equipment: helmet and shoulder pads (provided by school)

ACTION



ACTION

Public school students entering grades 7, 8, or 9

2016 SESSION is over. we are currently planning the 2017 session.

ACTION is an academic enrichment program at Rye Country Day School for highly motivated public school students entering grades 7, 8, or 9. ACTION seeks to expand the academic and intellectual horizons of bright, motivated, and responsible students from local communities that may not have the resources available to provide such summer programs. ACTION offers a diverse range of educational challenges both on and off campus. The program promotes confidence and strength of character while helping students grow academically and develop as leaders.


Read the 2017 ACTION Brochure

Need Assistance?

Co-Directors

Overview

Academics & Enrichment

The four-week ACTION Program's philosophy emphasizes learning for the sake of learning. All students will take project-based courses in core academic disciplines to help reinforce the work they are doing during the school year. Enrichment courses such as Leadership, Drama, Physical Education, and Computer Science will also be offered on a rotating basis. The program's location on the Rye Country Day School campus also allows ACTION students to access state-of-the-art facilities including computer labs and the Performing Arts Center. A small student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1, allows instructors to give individual attention to each student.

Activities & Events

The ACTION program strives to provide experiential learning opportunities that complement what students learn in the classroom. One day each week is devoted to learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Summer activities always include both a trip to a Broadway play and a second academically enriching trip. In the past, this second trip has included sites such as the Yonkers Science Barge and an outdoor ropes course.

Staff

ACTION teachers include skilled, experienced, and dedicated professionals from Rye Country Day School. In addition, our student counselors are former ACTION students who remain passionate about the program and its benefits.

Applying

ACTION applicants are identified and/or recommended by guidance counselors, teachers, and other administrators within their schools. Students must be entering grades 7, 8, or 9 and attend public school in Westchester, southern Connecticut, or the Bronx. Applicants must qualify for the reduced lunch program at their schools.

Spaces are limited at each grade level, and applying to the program does not guarantee admission. All students must demonstrate scholastic ability and must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their full-time school. To apply, students must submit a completed application, including the application form, the school section filled out by a recommending guidance counselor, a written response to the essay question, and a copy of the student’s most recent transcript/report card.

Tuition

The only costs of the ACTION Program are a $50 enrollment fee and transportation to and from Rye.

Transportation

Individual families are responsible for daily transportation to and from Rye Country Day School, which is located just off I-95 and I-287. The Rye train station, on the Metro North-New Haven line, is two blocks from the school.

ACTION councilors will be at the New Rochelle train station every morning to accompany our students to rye. These councilors will also take students on Metro North from Rye to New Rochelle in the afternoon.

Policies

ACTION seeks to maintain a supportive learning environment for all students within a respectful school community. Upon acceptance, parents and students will be provided with details on all policies regarding attendance, dress, and behavior. Committed parental support is critical, and we ask that ACTION take priority over all non-emergencies, including family vacations. Successful completion of ACTION is dependent upon adherence to these policies.

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For New Applicants

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For Returning Students

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Summer Squash Camp



Summer Squash Camp

Lower, Middle, & Upper School

June 6 - June 30 & August 14 - August 30

Sessions are offered by week, and run Monday - Friday

There is a choice of a morning session, afternoon session or a day camp session (morning and afternoon).

Need Assistance?

RCDS Squash Director
Alex Langerhorst
Telephone: (914) 874-4311
alex_langerhorst@ryecountryday.org

Overview

5 Star Award System

During the squash camp we will introduce the "5 Star Award" certification system.

Going through the 5 levels will give the students a better picture where they are with their squash skills and fitness level; plus it promotes self practice. Different aspects of the squash game will be tested including squash specific fitness level, agility, skill drills and knowledge of tactics and rules.

The "5 Star Award" scheme is measurable, and it will give an excellent feedback to the Pro players and parents.

Coaches

RCDS Squash Director: Alex Langerhorst

Alex is a high performance squash coach and strength & conditioning coach. Alex is one of only a few coaches in the North East that holds all three international squash coaching degree's. Alex is a former world ranked squash singles and doubles player and is the former Dutch national junior coach. In addition to having coached the RCDS varsity boys and girls players, Alex coaches high ranked national juniors and Pro tour players.

There will be a 4-1 ratio (coach-student) coaching staff

Daily Activities

  • Squash specific fitness and conditioning
  • Ball Machine drills
  • Tactics & technique/ Swing Mechanics
  • Balance & Movement
  • Squash specific games & drills
  • Rules & refereeing
  • Squash related games
  • Match videoing and reviewing
  • Match play

Camp Schedule

The sessions are Monday - Friday, for three hours per session during the following times:

9am-12pm: Morning session
1pm-4pm: Afternoon session
9am-4pm: Full day program (Bring your own lunch)

There is a choice of a morning session, afternoon session or a day camp session (morning and afternoon). Students can stay over between sessions and will need to bring their own lunch. There will be supervision between the sessions.

The groups will be managed according to skill level and age. There will be a 4-1 ratio (coach-student) coaching staff.

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