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

Admissions Process

We are here to help. Contact the Admissions Office at 914-925-4513 or admissions@ryecountryday.org

Comprehensive Admissions Timeline

The Online Application Portal and New Student Application will open on August 1, 2020. The deadline to be considered in the first round of applications is December 15, 2020.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: Rye Country Day School seeks diversity in all aspects of school life. The School admits students of any race, color, religion, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Interviews and Virtual Tours
Scheduled between September and January click here to access the Virtual Tour at any time during the admissions process.
Shadow Days
To ensure the health and safety of our campus community, we will not be offering shadow days this year.

Virtual Open House Events

Lower School
Pre-K-Grade 4 
Sunday, October 18

Middle School
Grades 5-8
Sunday, October 25 

Upper School
Grades 9-12
Sunday, November 1

Application Deadline
December 15

RCDS Grades 3 & 4 Admissions Test
Applicants to Grade 3 & 4 for the 2021-22 school year will take their Admissions Test during their scheduled student interview. These assessments will be conducted via Zoom by Laurie Pinkham and take approximately 20 minutes.

Application for Financial Aid (optional)
Due December 15

Reflections on RCDS Alumni Panel

Admissions Testing - Grades 5+
Take the ISEE or SSAT by January 10

All Application Components Due
Student and Parent Questionnaires, Transcripts, Recommendations, etc.
January 10

Admission Decision Notification
Friday, February 5

Upper School Revisit Days
Thursday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 19

Accepted Students' Night (incoming Grades 5-12)
Thursday, February 20

Enrollment Deadline for Newly Accepted Students
Wednesday, March 10