Tuition for 2019-20

Pre-Kindergarten - $37,250
Kindergarten - Grade 3 - $38,800
Grade 4 - $39,100
Grades 5-6 - $40,500
Grades 7-8 - $42,400
Grades 9-12 - $45,500

Estimated Fees for 2019-20

Over the course of the year, additional expenses do arise. In an effort to help families plan, here is an estimate of significant fees that may arise over the course of the school year. Please note: families who receive financial aid for tuition also receive financial aid for these fees.

Books & Instructional Materials:
Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 4 - $420
Grade 5 - $670
Grades 6-8 - $720
Grades 9-12 - as incurred

Trips & Activities:
Pre-Kindergarten - $250
Kindergarten - Grade 4 - $300
Grades 5-12 - as incurred

Lunch (optional):
Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 4: $1,050
Grades 5-12 - $1,170

Required Equipment and Apparel:
Physical Education and athletic equipment as needed

Grades 7+ Students are required to have a laptop. (Note: the school provides a laptop for students who receive financial aid)

Financial Aid

Rye Country Day School's extensive financial aid program is core to who we are. The school grants approximately $5.9 million in need-based financial aid. 16% of students at RCDS receive financial aid, with average grants covering more than 80% of tuition and fees.


The amount of financial aid each family receives is determined based on a third-party assessment of how much each family can reasonably be expected to contribute towards their children's education. Grants range from a partial to full (100% tuition and fees covered) depending on each family's need.

Here's why:

  1. We believe that a socio-economically diverse student-body is a hallmark of a Rye Country Day School education that directly benefits all students.
  2. We believe that a child's access to enroll at Rye Country Day School should not be determined on the basis of a family's ability to pay tuition.
  3. Our promise to support and care for every student and family in our school extends to issues around financial aid, which includes but is not limited to tuition grants. We ensure that students who receive financial aid are able to participate fully in the life of the school.

Here's how:

RCDS is fortunate to have the support of alumni, parents, and benefactors who believe in the critical importance of a robust financial aid program. As a result, the school has built an endowment of approximately $55 million. In addition, the School relies on roughly $3 million each year in annual fund contributions. Tuition derived income covers 86.5% of the School's operating expenses. The funding derived through annual giving and from interest earned on the endowment closes the gap between that 86.5% and the full cost of operating the school.

Interested in applying for financial aid?

To apply for financial aid, we ask that parents/guardians complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services, a secure third party used by many independent schools. As you complete the RCDS application, please indicate that you are applying for financial aid as doing so will waive the $75 application fee. Note: depending on your family's reported income, there may be a $51 fee assessed by SSS to complete the PFS.

While the financial aid process and the admissions process are separate, you will receive notification at the same time of both the admissions decision and your family's financial aid grant.


We are here to help.

Contact the Admissions Office at 914-925-4513 or

Tuition & Financial Aid

Online Application

The online application will open on September 1, 2018. In the meantime, please register for an upcoming open house.