At Rye Country Day, students learn a great deal about a wide variety of academic subjects. At the same time, they are growing and learning just as much about themselves and the world around them. In short, they begin to know what their own priorities and interests are, what they value in their friends and their school community, and who they may become as adults. The college application process offers students a chance to make choices about the types of learning and living environments that will both nurture and challenge them when they go on to further study.
College counseling at Rye Country Day School builds on the learning that takes place at the school every day. As counselors, it is our privilege to work with a dynamic group of independent and talented students, and to offer ongoing support and encouragement while ensuring that our students and parents become well versed in the nuances and practical aspects of the college application process. We are both idealistic and pragmatic, and it is this balance that allows our students to follow their dreams without losing sight of the details and demands of the college process. To this end, we work closely with students and families, with college admissions deans, and with our own faculty and coaches. Our goal is to help Rye Country Day School students have college options that offer both great “fit” and the best possible opportunities for future growth. Because the college counselors also serve as 12th grade deans, we are intimately involved in all aspects of our seniors’ daily lives, and get to know them as students, as athletes or artists, as leaders, and as friends.
We invite all of our students and families to peruse our college counseling “handbook” to learn more details about the college search and selection process.