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

Research & Innovation Grants

Amplifying Student Support Services (2016-17)

Amplifying Student Support Services (2016-17)

How might we make sure that all students and families feel like Rye Country Day School is made for them?

Project Overview

There are cultural norms, unwritten rules, complex social networks, and learning behaviors unique to an independent school community that may seem foreign to nontraditional students and their families. I want to create a coordinated layer of support for students and families who are financial aid recipients, first generation college bound, and or students of color. There will be professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, surveys and focus groups designed to inform best practices, formalized communication plans to provide access to key information needed to serve our students, and an event at Wildcat Weekend that engages alumni in a discussion about the past, present, and future of diversity at RCDS.


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Dion Reid
Associate Director of College Counseling