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

Parents Association

Greetings from the Parents Association President

The RCDS Parents Association’s primary mission is parent and guardian engagement—with each other and with the School—and we fulfill it through volunteerism and service. Whether rallying around our Athletic Boosters, participating in the Book Fair, coordinating events as Liaisons, our various committees, events, and activities are designed to strengthen our community. Together with the School, our goal is to create a warm environment that gives everyone a sense of belonging. You’re not just welcome here, you belong here.

Through the Parents Association, we celebrate what makes us unique and different and what we have in common. One significant shared experience among us is our decision to send our children to Rye Country Day School, knowing that this education is one of the greatest investments we could make for them and their future. This decision unites us all, current parents and parents of alumni alike, and fuels our work to create community and connection.

Membership within the RCDS parent and guardian community is lifelong, and the bonds we share keep the School robust, supporting both current and future generations of students, as well as alumni. Our deepest gratitude goes to our current and past families for their engagement, dedication, and service. Our collective work makes us a joyful and strong community, and it is the embodiment of "Not for Self, but for Service”.

Victoria Maggard
Parents Association President


The Rye Country Day School Parents Association (the "PA") is a parent-governed organization representing parents and guardians of Rye Country Day School students. The PA is headed by an Executive Committee and is organized into four areas: Community Building, Enrichment, Fundraising, and the Liaison and Host Family Network.


The PA's overall mission is to help foster a sense of community amongst our parents and guardians while encouraging engagement with the School and working in partnership with the School for the benefit of the whole community. Specifically, the PA strives to:

  • build a warm and welcoming community among parents;
  • facilitate communication between parents and the School; and
  • raise funds for scholarships, PA activities, and other vital programs at RCDS.