News from Rye Country Day

On October 2, members of the Headmaster's Circle, comprising leadership level donors, gathered on campus for a reception in their honor.
by Meredith deChabert, Middle School Principal One of the Middle School administration's goals last year was to work on supporting seamless transitions into and out of the division.
by Paul Wieman, Upper School Principal All transitions bring about some form of stress, concern, and anxiety, and this is particularly acute among students as they cross the threshold into high school.
Weekly update from the varsity coaches.
by Sylvia Walsh, Lower School Principal. I remember well so many of my first days of school as a child – new classrooms, new teachers, new students, new notebooks, new resolutions – and despite having been in school many a year before, each new year was slightly strange. Everything felt different. I was nervous and excited at the same time.
Each year, students in Grade 6 visit Camp Jewel in Colebrook, Connecticut. Here are some photos from the overnight trip.
Eighteen Rye Country Day School seniors have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Program. They are Ben Arquit, Christian Caliboso, Sean Chan, Charlotte Cooper, Madeleine Cooper, Matt Fensterstock, David Hauben, Edward Kim, Samantha Kost, Brandon Levine, Casey Linehan, Melanie Mandell, Caroline Nicholson, Max Pil, Kyle Price, Zach Silverman Guffey, Kimi Spilo, and Jared Yanis.
September, 2015 edition.

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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.


Through your gift to RCDS, you are ensuring access to an excellent and innovative education for generations to come.
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