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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for 2020-21 

Pre-Kindergarten - $38,400
Kindergarten - Grade 3 - $39,950
Grade 4 - $40,300
Grades 5-6 - $41,700
Grades 7-8 - $43,700
Grades 9-12 - $46,900

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Financial Aid

Rye Country Day School's extensive financial aid program is core to who we are. The school grants approximately $6.1 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.

Why is the financial aid program so important to RCDS?

  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.

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 $61 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.

16% of the RCDS student body receives need-based financial aid. 

Average grants cover more than 80% of tuition and fees.

Financial aid grants total $6.1 million. 

Financial aid grants support full participation in the school, not just tuition.

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. Please click on the links below for more detailed information about the application process and answers to frequently asked questions.
 

Please note: 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.