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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News From Rye Country Day

Grade 6 students had the special opportunity of meeting award-winning author Nora Raleigh Baskin this past Friday at an assembly in Memorial Hall. Nora's book, nine, ten: A September 11 Story was a required summer reading for all incoming sixth graders. The thought-provoking story follows four middle school students from across the country in the days leading up to and following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Read more about Award Winning Author Nora Raleigh Baskin Visits Sixth Grade

It was a great weekend to be a Wildcat. On Friday, the RCDS Varsity Football team won a hard-fought game against Poly Prep (34-28) to earn the Metro Independent Football League Championship. On Sunday, the Varsity Field Hockey team won its 10th NYSAIS championship title against Hackley, holding off the Hornets with a 4-2 finish. Congratulations to the players and coaches on a phenomenal season! Go Wildcats!

Read more about Football and Field Hockey Take Home Championship Titles



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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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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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