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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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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News From Rye Country Day

Congratulations to the 2018 Edward E. Ford Foundation Community Engagement Fellows on presenting their work with the RCDS community last week at the fellowship symposium. Over the summer, fellows partnered with local organizations to develop and implement innovative, sustainable projects that address the partner organization's needs.

Read more about Students Showcase Public Purpose Work at E. E. Ford Community Engagement Symposium

Nearly forty members of the Middle School gathered after school for the first of ten leadership training sessions being offered by a new leadership program created by Middle School Social Studies teacher Susan Burns, and Athletics Office Administrator and Coach Elizabeth Bennett.

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Upcoming Events

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RCDS 150 Annual Giving Challenge
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Gr 8 Parent Discussion
US Performing Arts Trip to NYC Departs
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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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