Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, the entire Rye Country Day School community collaborated to develop a set of learning outcomes that tie together the School's mission statement, core values, strategic initiatives, and curricular and co-curricular goals. These outcomes are grouped into four domains - character, knowledge, skills, and citizenship - each of which is then expanded into a list of attributes and habits RCDS students practice. The learning outcomes listed in this portrait are both ambitious and realistic, and they extend across all departments and throughout the RCDS program, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The Portrait of a Graduate is rooted in a basic concept: agreement on what we want our students to be able to do is necessary if we are to deliver these expected outcomes to the best of our ability. This Portrait of a Graduate provides a cohesive statement of who we are and what we believe, bringing together our existing values and initiatives as both stemming from and contributing to a central vision.
During their first meeting of the 2018-19 school year, the RCDS Board of Trustees voted to adopt the Rye Country Day School Portrait of a Graduate. While we cannot predict the future, we can be certain that these core skills, understandings, and traits will prove essential for RCDS students on their paths as leaders and changemakers.
View the Portrait of a Graduate website page.