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

Welcome to Rye Country Day

Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory Pre-Kindergarten - 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 Head of School Randall Dunn

At RCDS, community, excellence, and service combine to create a transformative educational experience. The lessons learned and the bonds formed at the School are lifelong. Rye Country Day students are engaged and supported; given a broad range of opportunities to discover, collaborate, and create; and encouraged to be their authentic selves and exemplars of good citizenship. Parents and guardians contribute enthusiastically to the life and energy of the School and act as essential partners in our shared work of raising fulfilled, curious students. Our alumni are ambassadors of RCDS excellence and service in the world, and they remain connected to the school and teachers who nurtured, inspired, and shaped them. Faculty, staff, and administrators are at the heart of what we do, and in RCDS, we have found the deep satisfaction of a career we love guiding young minds as they learn and grow.

Rye Country Day School is a dynamic learning environment that values character, knowledge, and skills as the foundation of good citizenship. Our strong tradition of excellence in teaching and learning grows from knowing and nurturing students as individuals to help them find their voice and pursue their passions. The School’s motto, Not for Self, but for Service, guides our community and engenders a lifelong commitment to contribute actively to the greater good.

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 that embraces new challenges and ideas to instill in our graduates a lifelong love of learning and dedication to service.

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