Why do parents choose RCDS?
Celebrating 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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Success in college and beyond

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

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Please note the deadline to submit an application for the 2019-20 school year is December 15, 2018. Online application portal →


News From Rye Country Day

Top players from the area's top small-school football teams headlined the honorees on this year's Class B, C and D all-state football teams, which were released by the New York State Sportswriters Association Tuesday. In the Class B division, Seniors Allan Houston and Cameron Coleman were first team picks, and Junior Cullen Coleman third team pick after leading the Wildcats to the Metro Independent Football League championship last fall.

Read more about Rye Country Day Stars Among All-State Football Honorees

Thousands of athletes from all over the east coast competed on the last weekend of 2018 at the third preliminary of the nation's largest women's amateur track and field series, the Colgate Women's Games. Junior, Isabel Stronski, won the 1500 meters with an impressive time of 5:00.09. Grade 8 student, Rowan Houston, won the high jump with a personal best of 5'4".

Read more about Isabel Stronski and Rowan Houston win at the Colgate Women's Games



Upcoming Events

FCD Parent Meeting
Spring Training Trip Meeting
150th MLK Special Programming
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Closed
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Admissions Events

Newly Accepted Students' Night for MS & US

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

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

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