Last weekend, with much fanfare and celebration, Rye Country Day officially opened The Cohen Center for the Creative Arts. The 23,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art building now provides spaces for Middle and Upper School art studios, digital photography and videography classrooms, the manual arts workshop, a black box theater, and an awe-inspiring Makerspace that contains seven 3-D printers, a computer-driven lathe, and robotics equipment to enable collaboration and innovation across the disciplines.
Tuesday's rain couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of students, faculty, or staff, as the entire RCDS on-campus community gathered to celebrate the start of the school year – the 150th since the founding of the School in 1869. It was an inspiring day for all involved and a wonderful kick-off to a year of celebration and excitement.
His remarks inspired the next generation of Rye Country Day leaders and changemakers to pursue lives in keeping with the school's motto, "Not for Self, but for Service."
RCDS is proud to announce that 14 RCDS seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists! Across the nation, only 1 percent of students who take the PSAT qualify for this honor. Congratulations to the students and to Rye Country Day!
hether they scaled across the treetops, took a walk back in time, or simply tried to keep a red ball from falling to the ground, week one orientation activities helped forge relationships among Upper School students and faculty.
There were many smiles this week as students and faculty returned to school and classes. We are so happy to have the Wildcats back on campus. Here's to a fantastic year!
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.
Nurturing, responsive, rigorous, and affirming.
The impact of this campaign will be felt immediately by our students and faculty, and its legacy will endure for generations to come.
A balanced and healthy lifestyle is vital.
Who do I want to be? How do I want to live?
Our mission states: "We are actively committed to diversity."
Students develop a deep understanding of other perspectives and of themselves.
How might we continue to evolve and innovate in order to provide an excellent education that prepares students for the future?
Our motto: "Not for Self, but for Service."
Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to design solutions.
We seek to foster understanding of the world around us and to promote moral responsibility as citizens of the planet.