News from Rye Country Day

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.
This year's All American High School Film Festival had a record amount of submissions, and of the 35 percent of films admitted, six were produced entirely by RCDS students. The films listed below will be screened at the AMC theater in Times Square on October 8 and 9.
This summer, ACTION students have been caring for the campus garden at 11 Grandview Avenue. Thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, faculty were able to put up a new fence, repair some of the garden beds, and purchase a new composter before the students arrived on campus. As part of their ACTION science curriculum, students then planted, weeded, kept nature journals, harvested, and of course, snacked. In addition, the students painted a new sign for the garden. Families visiting on the final day of ACTION were able to take home some of the produce, including kale, herbs, green beans, peppers, and zucchini.
In June, a group of 15 rising eleventh- and twelfth-grade students and four faculty chaperones spent eight days in Nicaragua.
The 101 members of the senior class will matriculate at 53 colleges this fall, with 22 schools welcoming two or more RCDS students. Congratulations to the Class of 2016. They are well prepared for this next chapter in their lives, and all of us at RCDS wish them the very best and invite them to return "home" often.
Congratulations to the Class of 2024 on "moving up" to the Middle School! Your teachers, parents, and friends are so proud of your many accomplishments.
Headmaster Scott Nelson, faculty, and staff gathered for an annual celebration to recognize the milestones and accomplishments of Rye Country Day School employees.
Members of the RCDS Class of 2020 celebrated the conclusion of their Middle School Years and the beginning of their tenure as Upper Schoolers. Congratulations! Photography by Aurelie Graillot Studio.
Students, parents, faculty, alumni, and administrators came together for Prize Day, an annual gathering during which book awards, department prizes, and all school awards are bestowed.

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Our Values

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.

The RCDS Wildcats

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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