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


Academics at RCDS are stimulating, challenging, inventive, exciting, and fun.

Small class sizes allow for personalized attention from a dedicated faculty to ensure that each student’s full potential is realized through constructive challenge and nurturing support. A Rye Country Day education helps students find passions and hone strengths as they develop into leaders with a lifelong love of learning and a commitment to active, engaged citizenship.

The School has three divisions, which are focused on the different cognitive and emotional needs of students as they progress from early childhood to pre-adulthood. As they progress through the divisions, students gradually and surely achieve ever-evolving levels of sophistication and fluency in subjects across the curriculum.

Lower School

Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4

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The Lower School strives to instill within each child a balance between individual development and commitment to community. Our invigorating and supportive environment stimulates and promotes ethical, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in every student. In a program that recognizes each child’s unique timetable and needs, the measure of success is in the ongoing process rather than the finished product.

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Middle School

Grades 5-8

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The Middle School addresses the distinctive needs of students during critical transition years. We appreciate and understand their joys, challenges, and developmental changes. We also recognize their vulnerability and learning differences in this remarkable period of growth. Our program provides the support and guidance that allow students to develop independent thinking, intellectual integrity, and physical, personal, and social maturity. 

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Upper School

Grades 9-12

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The Upper School is a place where students discover, develop, and refine their interests in remarkable ways. By design, the student body is large enough that the School is able to provide a range of opportunities, but small enough that the only limiting factor for student participation is time. Students do not have to choose which of their passions to pursue; we encourage learners to try as much as possible, and to take full advantage of the opportunities of the School.

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