A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester, New York

Welcome to Rye Country Day

Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory PreK - Grade 12 school serving students from Westchester and Fairfield Counties and New York City. In an inspiring and supportive community, students embrace challenge, discover passions, learn energetically, and find their voice.


A Message from the Head of School

At RCDS, you will find community. For students, RCDS is the place where they are engaged and supported; where they can take advantage of countless opportunities to learn, team, create, and discover; and where they are encouraged to be true to themselves. For current and past parents, it's the place that welcomes them into the life and energy of the School as partners in the work of raising children. For alumni, it’s the place they return to reunite with a community that feels like home and with teachers whose support and inspiration shaped them. For faculty, staff, and administrators, it’s the place that supports continued learning and growing, and it’s the place in which so many of us have found the deep satisfaction of a career we love.

At Rye Country Day School, we believe that character, knowledge, and skills are the foundation of good citizenship. The School has a strong tradition of excellence in teaching and learning, of knowing and approaching students as individuals, and of instilling a lifelong commitment to our motto Not for Self, but for Service.

Excellence happens at Rye Country Day because of a shared commitment to realizing our individual and collective potential within a diverse and inclusive community. RCDS is an ever-evolving institution unafraid of new challenges and ideas. We learn thoughtfully from the lessons of the past and look eagerly to the possibilities of the future.

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