Tuition & Financial Aid Overview
16% of the student body receives need-based financial aid.
Financial aid grants total $5.9 million.
Average grants cover more than 80% of tuition and fees.
Financial aid awards support full participation in the school, not just tuition.
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
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
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)
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 is why:
- We believe that a socio-economically diverse student-body is a hallmark of a Rye Country Day School education that directly benefits all students.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
We are here to help.
Questions about financial aid? Please contact Courtney Doucette, Financial Aid Officer, at 914-925-4542 or Courtney_Doucette@ryecountryday.org
General questions? Contact the Admissions Office ator email@example.com.