News from Rye Country Day

Congratulations to Cooper Yeager '16 whose film, Lovecast, won both Best Edit and Best Overall Film at the NYC Teen Film Festival! Watch his film here.
Opening Ceremonies marked the start of Rye Country Day's 148th year. Headmaster Scott Nelson and Student Body President CeCe Payne addressed the entire student and faculty body. Have a great year, everyone!
Congratulations to seniors Will Asness, Juan Briano, Duncan Khosla, Daniel Leva, Kasey Luo, Catherine Mollerus, Enzo Stefanoni, and Noah Swan on earning the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist. The eight scored in the top one percent nationally on the exam.
One hundred and nineteen Rye Country Day students were recognized by the College Board's 2016 Advanced Placement Program for their outstanding achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams.
Eleven Upper School students collaborate with local community organizations to develop and implement innovative projects to address community needs.
The junior class reconnected on the overnight trip to Boston on September 8 and 9. Designed to encourage students to forge new contacts and learn a little American history, a subject that most juniors take, the class moved from larger group walking tours of the Freedom Trail in the morning, to small group trips to the Massachusetts Historical Society, the JFK Library, the Fine Arts Museum, the Science Museum, and the Harbor Island Fort in the afternoon.
We are delighted to introduce this year's new faculty and staff to Rye Country Day School. They bring extensive experience and skills, and we know our School and community will welcome them warmly and will benefit from their many contributions.
Austin Pager '17 spent a portion of his summer working with Neighbors Link Stamford. The Stamford Advocate writes, "Over its five-year history in the city, Neighbors Link Stamford has had the help of dozens of young, and even teenage, volunteers - but none of them like Austin Pager."
Sixty designated leaders in the Upper School – club presidents, team captains, student government leaders, etc – gathered on campus for a two-day retreat to learn about and develop their leadership strategies and action plans.

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Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility, and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.

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About RCDS

We are a Pre-K through Grade 12 co-educational independent day school dedicated to inspiring excellence with a purpose.


Academics at RCDS are demanding. They are also stimulating, inventive, exciting, and fun.


Our School motto, "Not for Self, But for Service," is at the heart of everything we do.


Dedicated faculty and outstanding facilities inspire passions for dance, music, theater, and visual arts.


Physical education is a critical component of an RCDS education, and the Wildcats play on 72 interscholastic teams.


The best way to get to know us is to visit campus. Please attend an Open House, or schedule a visit by calling 914-925-4513.


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