150 years of learning, understanding, and service.
A diverse and inclusive community

RCDS is actively committed to diversity and fostering a strong sense of belonging.

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Committed to exceptional teaching
Committed to exceptional teaching

At the heart of the RCDS program are experienced and supportive teachers who know, nurture, and connect with their students.

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Success in college and beyond
Success in college and beyond

RCDS students are accepted into and flourish in outstanding colleges and universities.

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News From Rye Country Day

This year's graduation ceremony celebrated 100 students ready to make their marks as contributing citizens of their communities large and small. They have impressed everyone at Rye Country Day with their curiosity and passion, their inclusive and kind approach, their skills on the field, on the stage, and beyond, and their dedication to the RCDS motto, "Not for Self, but for Service."

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Mission and Signature Initiatives

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.

Mission and Philosophy

Nurturing, responsive, rigorous, and affirming.

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Advancing A Tradition Of Excellence

The impact of this campaign will be felt immediately by our students and faculty, and its legacy will endure for generations to come.

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Balance & Wellness

A balanced and healthy lifestyle is vital.

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Character, Leadership, & Ethics

Who do I want to be? How do I want to live?

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Diversity and Inclusion

Our mission states: "We are actively committed to diversity."

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Global Studies

Students develop a deep understanding of other perspectives and of themselves.

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The Institute for Innovative Teaching and Learning

How might we continue to evolve and innovate in order to provide an excellent education that prepares students for the future?

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Public Purpose

Our motto: "Not for Self, but for Service."

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S.T.E.A.M.

Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to design solutions.

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Sustainability

We seek to foster understanding of the world around us and to promote moral responsibility as citizens of the planet.

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