RCDS leaders presented the 2020-23 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan at an all-community webinar.
A community letter from the Head of School and Board of Trustees
Through sharing stories, listening, and voicing their call for change, RCDS students are showcasing their dedication to anti-racism, activism, and engaged citizenship.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
We are so thrilled to recognize our outstanding prize winners for their impressive achievements throughout the 2019-20 school year.
Amelia was featured in the Storm King Poetry Festival and Sasha Received a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The evening included moving remarks from Headmaster School Nelson, President of the Alumni Association Scott Weiss '96, senior-nominated keynote speaker Dr. David Lehner, and a few surprise guests!
Thirteen purpose-driven students participated in 24-hour run-a-thon and donated the proceeds to help people in need during the coronavirus pandemic
Tackling the environmental issue of plastics in the ocean, the Makeathon provided students with a "hands-on, fast-paced, collaborative design thinking exercise."
Headmaster Scott Nelson delivered the annual presentation of the State of the School to the Parents Association on January 15, 2020. Here is a summary of his presentation.
Lower School Principal Barbara Shea on learning a new language to become global citizens.
"In many ways, our lives today are overwhelmed by stimuli that challenge and frustrate our desire to be happy. What is one to do in such an ethos? How do we protect our emotional well-being and teach our children to do the same, fostering an environment that is positive and healthy for young people in which to grow up?"
The Rye Country Day community has so much to offer, and I want to make sure everyone feels welcome and eager to participate.
Leadership Column by Director of Public Purpose Rebecca Drago
Leadership Column by Upper School Principal Jon Leef. How can we partner in order to ensure that our children develop the habits of mind to contemplate what is meaningful and to look for and embrace opportunities to positively impact the world around them?
"One of the most germane aspects of the RCDS Portrait of a Graduate's definition of citizenship for middle schoolers is the focus on awareness, specifically, the Portrait's focus on students' practicing empathy and perspective taking, examining local and global issues, showing openness and flexibility towards differences in opinion, recognizing stereotype and bias, and embracing and understanding the importance of diversity."
Lower School Principal Barbara Shea on expansive learning and awareness at Rye Country Day.
Looking ahead to the 2019-20 academic year, Mr. Nelson shares school news and campus updates with the RCDS community.