Required Components and Downloads

All transcript and recommendation forms can be submitted electronically using our online application system. Or, you may download the forms and submit them via fax or mail.

You may download any of the following recommendation forms for use in your admissions process. You are also welcome to download the Fairchester Common Recommendation Forms in lieu of the Rye Country Day forms. All recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommender and the transcripts must likewise be sent directly from the school. Deadlines for forms are printed on the upper right corner of each form. Forms and transcripts may be faxed directly to the Admissions Office at 914-921-2147, emailed to the Admissions Office at, or mailed to:

Admissions Office
Rye Country Day School
Cedar Street
Rye, NY 10580

Deadlines and Required Components


Applicants to grade level(s)




December 1 for Lower School (Pre-K - Grade 4); December 15 for Middle and Upper School (Grade 5 and above).

FA Application (if applicable)K-Grade 12December 15
Student Questionnaire Grades 5-12December 15
Graded Writing SampleGrades 7-12January 15
Teacher RecommendationPre-K-Grade 4January 15
Transcript Request and School RecommendationGrades 1-12January 15
English Teacher RecommendationGrades 5-12January 15
Math Teacher RecommendationGrades 5-12January 15
Supplemental/Co-Curricular Recommendation (optional form)ALLJanuary 15

Parent Appointment/Interview


Schedule with the Admissions Office by January 15. Spaces are limited so please schedule early.

Admissions TestingGrades 5-12ISEE or SSAT results need to be submitted to RCDS by January 15.

Student Interview

Grades 3 – 12

Schedule with the Admissions Office by January 15.

School Visit (optional)Grades 4-12Schedule by January 15

Individual Screening

Pre-K - Grade 2

Arranged by Admissions Office.

Group Visit

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Arranged by Admissions Office.

Admissions Testing

Grades 3 and 4

Arranged by Admissions Office.