Living Our Mission
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 programs answer this question by seeking ways to advance and embed our values throughout the Rye Country Day program and community. It is through our programs that we maintain our tradition of excellence and our position at the forefront of education.
We are actively committed to diversity, equity, and fostering a strong sense of belonging.
Our motto: Not for Self, but for Service.
A balanced and healthy lifestyle is vital.
Students develop a deep understanding of other perspectives and of themselves.
Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to design solutions.
We commit to being stewards of our planet.
Learning technology builds problem solving mindsets, resourcefulness, adaptability, and creativity.