Celebrating 150 years of learning, understanding, and service.
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RCDS is actively committed to diversity and fostering a strong sense of belonging.

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News From Rye Country Day

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.

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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.

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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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