Our shared vision and commitments


The purpose of a Rye Country Day education has always been, and will always be, to provide students with the experiences they need to uncover their maximum potential so that they can contribute most meaningfully to the world. Our commitments to academic rigor, personal development, and a strong community based on integrity and service to others extend back to our founding a century and a half ago.

There is a longstanding tradition of excellence at Rye Country Day, but our teachers and administrators do not rest on their laurels. Instead, our shared vision and commitment to the future of our school demand that we routinely ask ourselves,

How can we make our school better?

Our signature initiatives answer this question by seeking ways to advance and embed our values throughout the Rye Country Day program and community. It is through our initiatives that we maintain our tradition of excellence and our position at the forefront of education.

Our Current Plan

Balance & Wellness

A balanced and healthy lifestyle is vital.

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Character, Leadership, & Ethics

Who do I want to be? How do I want to live?

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Diversity & Inclusion

We are actively committed to diversity and fostering a strong sense of belonging.

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Global Studies

Students develop a deep understanding of other perspectives and of themselves.

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Public Purpose

Our motto: Not for Self, But for Service

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The Institute for Innovative Teaching and Learning

How might we continue to evolve and innovate in order to provide an excellent education that prepares students for the future?

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Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to design solutions.

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We commit to being stewards of our planet.

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Strategic Initiatives